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Ralph S. Kenyon, Sr.

September 11, 1924 July 13, 2020
Ralph  S. Kenyon, Sr.
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Obituary for Ralph S. Kenyon, Sr.

Ralph S. Kenyon, age 95, of Lindenhurst, passed away peacefully July 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 11, 1924 to Sidney and Anne (Blake) Kenyon. On July 11, 1959, after a short, whirlwind courtship, Ralph proposed marriage to Patricia Burns, with an apple pie he personally made just for the occasion.

Ralph was a graduate of Waukegan High School. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served during WWII as a First Lieutenant in the 8th Air Force 457th Bomber Wing; Aviation Cadet Pilot; Army Specialty Bombardier and Squadron Leader, earning several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After serving in the military, Ralph attended Monmouth College for two years. He was a long time, valued employee with Johnson Motors in Waukegan until retiring in 1989. He enjoyed doing most anything outdoors especially if fishing was involved; he favored Lake Michigan and Door County. Ralph was a loving husband, father and Papa.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Roy) Anderson, Richard (Candace) Kenyon, Philip (Kimberly) Kenyon, Mary (Robert) Fritz; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Josh) Albers, Emily (Josh Waggener) Anderson, Andrew, Justin (Kim), Christine Kenyon, Ryan, Margaret, Riley, Matthew, Jack, Nicholas Fritz; great grandchildren, Colton, Grayson, and Bennett; and a cousin, Rhea White.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Kenyon; son, Ralph S. Kenyon, Jr.; sister, Marjorie Papan.

10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2118 Main Street, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Social distancing and masks will be required.

Inurnment will take place at Warren Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorials designated to Priests of the Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Monastery, P.O. Box 900, Hales Corners, WI 53130-0900. Poshusa.org

For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 815-675-0550.

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Funeral Mass

Friday

17

Jul

10:00 AM 7/17/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Church

2118 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081

St. Peter's Church
2118 Main Street Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

17

Jul

10:00 AM 7/17/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Church

2118 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081

St. Peter's Church
2118 Main Street Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Warren Cemetery & Crematory Final Resting Place

1475 N. Cemetery road
Gurnee, IL 60031

1475 N. Cemetery road Gurnee 60031 IL
United States
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