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Sharon Diane Kenne was born on September 7, 1931, in Humboldt, to Dillon and Grace (George) Patton. She received her education in Humboldt, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1949. After her schooling, Sharon worked various office jobs in the Humboldt and Eagle Grove area before she was married.
On June 30, 1962, Sharon was united in marriage to Marvin Kenne in West Bend. The couple lived in Algona, where Sharon worked as a cook at Bishop Garrigan. She was well known by many Bishop Garrigan alumni's as the 'lunch lady.'
Sharon enjoyed reading, crocheting, and puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time and playing card games with her grandchildren.
Sharon died on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. She was 87.
She is survived by her children, Matt (Karla) Kenne of Algona, Paul (Marcia) Kenne of Algona, Pete (Lisa) Kenne of Ankeny, Ann Kenne of St. Paul, MN, Tom (Deb) Kenne of Algona, Kris (Steve) Cathcart of Gowrie; grandchildren, Erinn (Jim) Garman, Emillie (Ryan) Brandt, Melissa (Justin) Olson, Matthew Metzen, Michael (Courtney) Metzen, Martin (Stacy) Metzen, Mitchell Kenne, Mollie Kenne, Nathaniel (Kasandra) Kenne, Alex (Amanda) Kenne, Nicole Kenne, Brad (Anita) Cathcart, Andy (Mindy) Cathcart; and 16 great-grandchildren; she is also survived by her brother-in-law Irvin Kenne and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Marvin; and sister, Colleen Greene.
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To the Kenne family... Our sympathies for the loss of your mom...loved being neighbors to her all these years...one of my favorite things was taking her a home cooked meal...loved our backyard chats too. Sorry we missed her services... but a card has been sent. Sweet lady that Sharon-she will be missed. The Schreibers'
So many good memories of your Mom and Colleen. She raised such a wonderful family. I have missed her. I'm sorry I am unable to be there today but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You. Kalene Greene
Our deepest sympathy to all your family on the passing of your mom. I wish we could be there to see you all, but know that the Gene Kenne family sends our love and prayers to you all. Take care, Karlene (Kenne) Wiemers
Our sympathies. Den and Pam S
Great Grandma Sharon holding Amelia
my heartfelt prayers and thoughts to my Kenne Cousins- Matt, Paul, Peter, Ann and Tom. I will miss Sharon very much. With Heartfelt Love and Prayers, Mark J.VonBank- Park Rapids, Mn. (formerly of Algona, Iowa-Cousin).
I will miss Sharon Kenne very much. Rest in Peace and prayers to my Kenne Cousins- Matt, Paul, Peter, Ann and Tom. With Love and Heartfelt Prayers, Mark J.VonBank - Park Rapids, Mn. (formerly of Algona, Iowa)- Cousin.
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