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Kenneth "Kenny" Hennen

Kenneth "Kenny" Hennen

Kenneth F. Hennen, 76, Hallock, MN, passed away on March 9, 2017, at the Hallock hospital. Kenny was born on October 12, 1940, to Arnold and Florence Hennen, in Morris, Minnesota. He married Ruth Ann Nierenhausen, in Morris, on February 27, 1965. After graduating from Alberta High School, Kenny enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard, farmed near Morris, and worked at Honeywell in the Twin Cities before attending highway patrol school.

In addition to Ruth, Kenny is survived by his son, Rod (Shawna) of Hallock; daughters Karen (Tim) Soliah and Jodee (Mike) Sugden of Hallock and Shannon (Chris) Kronlund of East Grand Forks; nine brothers, including Harold, Glendale, Arizona; Don (Jeanne), Detroit Lakes; Dave (Geraldine), Clearwater; Larry (Yvonne), Sebring, Florida; Howard (Darlene), Farwell; Ron (Linda), Blaine; Leroy (Helen), Elbow Lake; Russ, Akeley; and Myron (Jeanne), Kennedy; four sisters, including Deloris Westra, Waite Park; Helen Kolden, Morris; Mary Ann Smith, Rapid City; and Alice Smith, Nisswa; brother-in-law Glenn Taylor, Middle River; sisters-in-law LaVerne Hennen, Barrett; Virginia Augustine, Scandia; and Betty Budde, Eagan; twelve grandchildren, including Madyson, Hayden, Tyler, and Brynn Hennen; Jackson, Kasey, and Korey Soliah; Riley, Ben, and Landon Sugden; and Grace and Lauren Kronlund; along with close to 75 nieces and nephews. Kenny was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle; his parents; his in-laws, Kathryn and Leander Nierenhausen; brothers Arnie and Bob; sister Ann; brothers-in-law Gerald Westra, Duane Kolden, Brad Smith, Glen (Pat) Smith, Al Augustine, and Don Budde; sisters-in-law Joan Willhite, Pat Hennen, and Margie Taylor; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A wake will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hallock, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Monday, March 20. A funeral mass will take place at St. Patrick's, at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, March 21. Honorary pallbearers are Kenny's grandchildren. Austin's Funeral Chapel of Hallock is in charge of the arrangements.