Keven Emory Dengler

August 31, 1954October 4, 2021

Keven Emory Dengler lost his battle with cancer on 10/04/2021 at the age of 67. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida, on 8/31/1954; however, was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania and then made Jacksonville Florida his home for over 40 years.

He left a lasting impression everywhere he went. Keven loved his football (Miami Hurricanes and Philadelphia Eagles). He took up watching Nascar, rooting for Chase Elliot. He loved working around the yard, refurbishing furniture and working on crossword puzzles.

He graduated college with a bachelor's degree in business and spent the last 20 years working in the mortgage industry.

Keven is preceded in death by his father John Dengler, his mother Nancy Harding, his sister Karen Sakalidis and his wife Esther Dengler, Keven is survived by his brothers Larry Dengler (Cai Mei) and Lenny Dengler (Robin).

He is further survived by his children Corey Dengler (Jennifer), Bianca Lagunas, Shawn Dengler, Monica Foster (Johnny), Marcia Cole, Theresa Phillips, Kenny McGuigan (Corinna), Keven has 18 grandchildren along with 7 great grandchildren; he is also survived by many extended family members as well as his close friendships that he considered as part of the family.

There will be a Memorial Service for Keven Dengler, with Pastor Ron Baker officiating on October 22, 2021 at 2:00pm for family and friends at CrossPointe Church, located at 1871 County Rd 220, Fleming Island, Florida 32003 with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please provide a gift to Wounded Veterans – Wounded Warriors at or Community Hospice & Palliative Care at


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021


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Shawn Dengler

October 21, 2021

Keven is my father, and an absolute legend of a father he was. I remember many things about my father, one of the things I will miss the most is the holidays at his home. Keven would open his home year after year hosting as many as 250+ people throughout a thanksgiving or christmas day. He and Esther were beloved and respected by so many people. The loss of this power couple is a loss to so many and the world is just a slightly emptier place without them. Heaven sure gained an awesome pair! Until we meet again, you were always my hero, I wish I told you more often!

Jennifer Dengler

October 14, 2021

We will always miss you Dad.You will be missed dearly.You are no longer in pain and flying high with the angels.I'm glad i had the honor of meeting you 16 years ago.I will always cherish the moments we had.Fly high with mom and our family til we meet again.

Robert Gallagher

October 8, 2021

Keven and I worked in the Mortgage world together and we shared an award from Florida Housing Agency for providing affordable financing. We had a great time together and were Nittany Lions from way back. You fought the good fight. Bless you Brother.

Jeanne Fiskaldo (Sterner)

October 8, 2021

I new Kevin from the Cherokee ranch neighborhood growing up. I use to babysit Larry sometimes. I didn’t realize he had cancer. I was shocked when I saw this. I’m so sorry for your loss and he will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bianca Lagunas

October 7, 2021

My dad BLED football! I'll never forget when I was in 6th grade and we were watching a football game against the school's "rival" team. We were losing and the players were not doing well. I had spent 12 years watching my dad watch football and yell at the TV, so I was yelling at my "TV" and I used the same colorful language that dad used. The school had a BIG ISSUE with that. When I brought my note home from the school, he tried to be mad... and then I said, "Well, I was just doing what you do when Miami plays!" Him and my momma laughed. Daddy, I am so thankful to have so many colorful memories and moments. I miss you so much already... ❤