John S. Kennedy, 76, of Marinette, passed away Saturday May 18, 2013 at home. He was born February 22, 1937 in Melrose Park, Ill. to the late Charles and Myrtle (Brady) Kennedy.
John had attended Proviso High School. On March 27, 1954, John married Darlene Ferguson in Clinton, Iowa. In 1970 John moved his family to the Porterfield area and remained in the area for the rest of his life. He worked as a delivery driver for Hostess Cakes for years and then worked at Firestone in Marinette until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene; three daughters: Catherine (Jeff) LaCombe of Marinette, Karen (Paul) Rojek of Marinette and Kimberly (David) Mottl of Ocala, Fla.; two sons: Robert (Kathlene) of Marinette and Jeffery (Fiancée Amber) of Porterfield; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, John Michael; three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home, Marinette, on Thursday, May 23rd from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marinette, on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Tesch officiating.