John Barney Kearney

January 24, 1933May 29, 2019

As dawn broke the morning of May 29, 2019, John B. Kearney, 86 years young, passed unto life eternal while surrounded by family. John was born in Merrillan WI, the son of Arthur & Vivian Kearney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Katherine, and four brothers; Thomas, Robert, Allen, and Richard. John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cayrl Miller Kearney; daughter Kimberly; and sons John & Karl. He is further survived by three grandchildren; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and their families. John graduated from Lincoln High School in Alma Center WI, and later obtained a B.A. in Business Administration from Spencerian College in Milwaukee. John was employed in Retail Sales Management by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for 33 years, responsible for North American new store installations. John also served proudly in the US Army during the Korean War; he was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles (Local #3809); and he celebrated his faith with the United Methodist Church, serving in their Men’s Ministries in many locations across the US. In his spare time, John enjoyed world travel, spending time with family, entertaining friends, relaxing at the beach, and he was an avid lifelong gardener.


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