Kenneth E. Geschwandner
Kenneth E. Geschwandner age 85, of Quincy died Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1934 in Quincy, the son of Henry and Regina (Frankenhoff) Geschwandner. Kenneth married Mary Klingele on October 31, 1959 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. She survives.
Kenneth graduated high school and completed coursework through the Navy Service Trade School. He served his country in the US Navy from August 19, 1954 – July 10, 1958 during the Korean War. Following his service, he was employed as a boilerman at these various locations, Firestone, Can-Am, Titan Wheel and retired from the Illinois Veterans Home in December 1996.
Kenneth was a member of the American Legion Post #37 for 31 years, the Eagles since April 1976 and a life member of both the Twin Oaks Club and VFW Post #5129. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. One very special memory for Kenneth was going on the Great River Honor Flight Mission #21. His daughter Leslie accompanied him on the flight, September 26, 2013 as his guardian.
He is survived by his wife, Mary and his daughters: Leslie Geschwandner of Quincy and Barbara (Thomas) Huber of Camp Point; siblings: Mary Kemner, Ruthie (Norman) Schmelze and Donald (Robin) Geschwandner all of Quincy; grandchildren: Dustin Huber (Megan Orth, fiancée) of Sebree, KY and Corey Huber of Lexington, KY. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Regina Geschwandner; his mother and father-in-law, Norbert and Viola Klingele; a brother, Carl Geschwandner and his wife Dorothy; a brother-in-law Jerome Kemner; a sister-in-law Joyce Geschwandner; and a nephew, Tom Geschwandner.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #37 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Detail. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fifer Unit Activity Fund (Illinois Veterans Home) or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
- Treasure all the great memories!
- I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Kenny from SSBC. We always looked forward to his asparagus. Many good memories.