Kenneth L Petrosky

February 26, 1941November 16, 2020

HIGHLAND- Kenneth Lawrence Petrosky, 79, of Highland, IL, formerly of Shiloh and O’Fallon, IL passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at San Gabriel Memory Care in Highland, IL.

Kenneth was born February 26, 1941 in Detroit, MI to Constantine E. and Martha A., nee Zilz, Petrosky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Linda S. Petrosky; and brother-in-law, Tommy E. Dillard.

Surviving to cherish his memory is sister, Carol A. Dillard of O’Fallon, Illinois; his three nephews, Brian (Sherry) Dillard, Richard (Stacey) Dillard, and Christopher (Amy) Dillard; great nieces and nephews, Beau (Emily), Ashton (Robin), Joshua, Jenna, Patricia, Kaitlyn (Joe), Jordan, Layla, and Jonathon (Cortney); also his great-great nieces and nephews, Lorelai, Gracyn, Zack, Aubree, Ambellina, Henrik, and Briella; and many other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was a devoted member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Lebanon, IL. His appreciation for the arts extended to his love of plays, music, sketching and painting, as he was a talented artist. In his free time, he found joy in reading and building model cars, trucks, trains and aircrafts. Kenneth will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Interment will be held at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia, MI. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.

Memorials are appreciated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Messiah Lutheran Church of Lebanon, IL. Condolences may also be expressed through this online guestbook.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020


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Marilyn Florek

November 22, 2020

Kenneth was one of the kindest men that I have ever known. He was devoted to his family and his church. He was also a good friend who was always there when you were in need. He truly loved animals and influenced me so much about birds, wildlife and trees. I have many wonderful memories of him and his late sister Linda of our many dinners, outings and trips to the cottage together. Myself and his friends Diana Pagotto and Dana Markey sorely missed them when they moved from Detroit.

San Gabriel Memory Care Highland, IL

November 19, 2020

Kenneth was a great joy to care for in the short time we had to get to know him. He loved to sing hymn songs along with the Alexa machine, which he thought was the coolest thing. He enjoyed talking to all of us about working as a custodian at the school. His life in Detroit. I would like to thank Kenneth and his family for instilling trust in us to care for him in his last days. It truly was a honor and a privilege.

All the Staff at San Gabriel Memory Care.


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