Inez G. Young Kenyon
April 29, 1926 – March 26, 2021
Inez Kenyon, 94, of Maplewood and formerly of Aberdeen SD, died on March 26, 2021. Preceded in death by husband Edwin Young, son Robert Young, sister Norma Lutgen, brother Raymond Stenseth, and second husband Vern Kenyon. Survived by children Karen (Greg) Ehlert, Don (Sally) Young, Kathie (John) Mollner, Gary Young, Rich (Jody) Young; grandchildren Julie, Alex, Chris, Karl, Nathan, Andy, Joe, Amanda, Doug and Dan; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; sisters Alene Hilsendeger of Aberdeen and Gladys Beals of Grand Junction, CO; and friend of 81 years, Fern Sumption of Aberdeen.
Inez was born April 29, 1926 to Norman and Edna Stenseth in Scranton, ND. Her family lived on a farm near Ludlow, SD until 1937 when they moved to Aberdeen. On Aug 6, 1945, Inez married Edwin Young. In 1956 they moved their family to St Paul where Inez and Eddy raised their six children. At age 45, Inez earned an LPN license and worked at the East Side Medical Center until she retired in 1988. Inez and Eddy had a wonderful life together with family and church at the forefront. Following Eddy’s death, Inez married Vern Kenyon. They spent many happy years together until his death in 2015.
A funeral will be held at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Paul at a later date, pandemic allowing. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Hope Church, 1340 N Hazel St, St Paul, MN, 55119.
- Hope Lutheran Church
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Inez G. Young Kenyon
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March 31, 2021
What a joy and blessing Inez was! She was loved by all, appreciated for her friendliness and by those she continued to serve as a Visitation Volunteer, a part of the caring ministry, at Ecumen, Seasons of Maplewood. Inez' love of God, her strong faith and joyful manner brought all of us the rich gift of her belief in loving her neighbor as she was so loved by Jesus. I loved her laughter, her gift for conversation and thirst for knowledge, her support and prayer concerns for myself and for others. She was my friend and I will cherish that friendship until we meet again! At the center of Inez' life was her family and her church family and she LOVED YOU ALL very much! You were blessed. SHE was blessed by your love! I will miss her but remain grateful for her 'new life in Christ!' May the blessings God is now providing for her carry her forward into this new journey! Peace and blessings to you all! Love, Chaplain Susan