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Kenneth S Kerwin

Male 1925 - 2009  (84 years)


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  • Name Kenneth S Kerwin 
    Nickname Kenny  
    Born 19 Jan 1925  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 2009  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 Jul 2009  Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4695  Rossville
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Robert Emmett Kerwin,   b. 10 Aug 1891, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1989, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Mary A Hanrahan Kerwin,   b. 28 Aug 1894, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1972, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1916  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Anniversary- Kerwin, Robert and Mary
    Anniversary- Kerwin, Robert and Mary
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    Family ID F6012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donna Jean Hards Kerwin,   b. 7 May 1927, Emmett, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 2016, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1945  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Larry Stephen Kerwin,   d. 1952
    Documents
    Anniversary- Kerwin, Kenneth and Donna
    Anniversary- Kerwin, Kenneth and Donna
    Donna and Kenneth Kerwin

    Kenneth and Donna Kerwin, Delia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday.

    Kenneth Kerwin and Donna Hards were married Oct. 3, 1945, in the Church of the Assumption in Topeka.
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 09:25:12 
    Family ID F6011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Jul 2009 - Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Kerwin, Kenneth 1
    Obituary- Kerwin, Kenneth 1
    Kenneth “Kenny” S. Kerwin
    DELIA- Kenneth "Kenny" S. Kerwin, 84, of Delia, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Rossville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    He was born on January 19, 1925 at Delia, the son of Robert E. and Mary A. Hanrahan Kerwin. He grew up in the Delia community and graduated from both the Delia Grade and High Schools.

    Kenny married Donna J. Hards on October 3, 1945 at Assumption Catholic Church in Topeka. Kenny received his childhood Sacraments at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia where he served as a parish council member for years. Kenny was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Marys Council # 657 and a 4th Degree member of the Thomas A. McNeive Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.

    Kenny farmed for many years around the Delia area. He was also a rancher. He received the 1967 Bankers Award for conservation practices. In 2002 he received the Outstanding Conservationist Award for continuing the maintenance of his conservation practices.

    He served on the Farmers Union COOP Board for many years. He was a past member of the Delia Lions Club. In 1957 Kenny was approached by a representative from the Brown County Soil Conservation Office to spear-head a watershed development effort in the surrounding counties. From that Kenny was the president of the Cross Creek Watershed Joint District No 42 until April 2004 (42 years).

    Kenny retired from farming/ranching in 1985. He then went to work for Kaw Valley USD #321. He retired in 1994 after several years of service. After retirement Kenny would frequent his favorite coffee establishments for socializing. Kenny never knew a stranger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and caring for his greyhound dogs.

    Kenny was a loving husband, brother, uncle and great-uncle.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Donna of the home; two brothers, Clinton (Winnie) Kerwin, Rossville and Leo (Virginia) Kerwin, Wellsville; many nieces and nephews.

    Kenny was preceded in death by an infant son Larry Stephen, his parents Robert E. & Mary A. Kerwin, an infant brother Aloysius and a brother Robert A. Kerwin.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mr. Kerwin will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where there will be a rosary recited at 7:00 P. M. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Delia or Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.
    Obituary- Kerwin, Kenneth 2
    Obituary- Kerwin, Kenneth 2
    KENNETH “KENNY”
    S. KERWIN
    Kenneth “Kenny” S. Kerwin, 84, of Delia, passed away on Sunday, June 28,2009, at the Rossville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    He was born on Jan. 19,1925, at Delia, the son of Robert E. and Mary A. Hanrahan Kerwin. He grew up in the Delia community and graduated from both the Delia Grade and High Schools.

    Kenny married Donna J. Hards on Oct. 3, 1945, at Assumption Catholic Church in Topeka. Kenny received his childhood Sacraments at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia where he served as a parish council member for years. Kenny was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Marys Council No. 657 and a 4th Degree member of the Thomas A. McNeive Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.

    Kenny farmed for many years around the Delia area. He was also a rancher. He received the 1967 Bankers Award for conservation practices. In 2002, he received the outstanding conservationist award for continuing the maintenance of his conservation practices.

    He served on the Farmers Union Co-op Board for many years. He was a past member of the Delia Lions Club. In 1957, Kenny was approached by a representative from the Brown County Soil Conservation Office to spear-head a watershed development effort in the surrounding counties. From that Kenny was the president of the Cross Creek Watershed Joint District No 42 until April 2004 (42 years).

    Kenny retired from farming/ ranching in 1985. He then went to work for Kaw Valley USD No. 321. He retired in 1994 after several years of service. After retirement Kenny would frequent his favorite coffee establishments for socializing. Kenny never knew a stranger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and caring for his greyhound dogs.

    Kenny was a loving husband, brother, uncle and great-uncle.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Donna of the home; two brothers, Clinton (Winnie) Kerwin, of Rossville and Leo (Virginia) Kerwin, Wellsville; many nieces and nephews.

    Kenny was preceded in death by an infant son Larry Stephen, his parents Robert E. and Mary A. Kerwin, an infant brother Aloysius and a brother Robert A. Kerwin.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.

    Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.

    Mr. Kerwin will lie in state after 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, at Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys where there will be a rosary recited at 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Delia or Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.