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Kenneth E. Kerker

July 19, 1930 September 13, 2019
Kenneth E. Kerker
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Obituary for Kenneth E. Kerker

Kenneth E. Kerker, age 89, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Ken was born on July 19, 1930 in Peoria, IL, a son of Edward and Marguerite (Jung) Kerker. He married Rosilyn May on January 12, 1952. She preceded him in death on December 1, 2005. He later married Norma Bishop in 2014. She preceded him in death on August 8, 2018.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Raymond Kerker.

Ken is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Barnett of Bartonville, two sons, James (Joan) Kerker of Lake St. Louis, MO and Kevin (Lynn) Kerker of Peoria, one stepson Steve (Kathy) Hier of Texas and three sisters, Patricia Youngren of Washington, IL, Joyce Schmit of Bartonville, and Mary Ellen (Ernie) Mahan of Dunlap, as well as six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ken proudly served as a Marine in the Korean War. He worked at Allied Mills for 19 years. He then went on to work at Caterpillar for 25 years as a machine repairman retiring in 1985.

A current member of St. Philomena Parish, He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Spalding Council #427 and 4th degree Spalding Assembly # 206.

A visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00PM till 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. David Richardson will officiate and Cremation Rites will be accorded. A private burial of ashes will be at a later date at Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Spalding Council #427.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Sep

5:00 PM 9/18/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

19

Sep

9:30 AM 9/19/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

19

Sep

10:00 AM 9/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council #427

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