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Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home

10727 S Pulaski RD, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

William Richard Kenney II

May 25, 1962March 9, 2020

William Richard Kenney II “Bill” May 25, 1962-March 9, 2020 Born and lived his whole life in Chicago, Illinois. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Stuart Kenney, uncles William D Kenney and Arthur J Landwehr II. Survived by his loving mother and strength and stay Ardiss Marie Kenney, sister Patti Kenney (Tom Fraser), brother Jim Kenney (Cynthia Figueroa), nieces and nephews Jon Fraser (Lisa Derrington-Fraser), Emily Fraser (Rob Morrison), Michael Kenney, Dana Kenney (Derek Louis), Erica Kenney (Eric Larson Kimbrow Jr), and Vanessa Kenney, and step-nieces Lauren and Annabel Calhoun. He was a journeyman electrician for 30 years with IBEW local 134. Bill had a great love of nature. He planted trees and wildflowers by the family cottage and fed the birds and deer. He had an extensive collection of wildlife art including natural wood carvings of American birds. He loved to fish and release. Bill loved music and had an extensive collection of albums from a wide variety of genres. Through the years he had many pets including a cat, dog, alligator, piranha, two turtles, gerbils, parakeets, and a lovely large fish tank. He was a courageous fighter for many decades of the challenges presented by juvenile diabetes and his dual kidney/pancreas transplant. A great example to others facing difficult issues and never giving up. He researched everything and on many occasions knew as much or more than his care givers. He was friendly, kind and liked people.Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Info 773-783-7700 or www.andrewmcgann.com

A Memorial Celebration of Life is being planned but postponed until after the current COVID-19 crisis.

Services

  • Memorial services to follow in May 2020

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