Bernard Kennedy

Bernard E "Huck" Kennedy

Sunday, September 21st, 1924 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Bernard E. “Huck” Kennedy, 95, of Dubuque died Thursday, November 14, 2019. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, November 19, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a parish wake service at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, November 20, at Holy Spirit Parish-Holy Ghost Church with Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM officiating. Entombment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery where military rites will be accorded.
Huck was born September 21, 1924, son of Earl and Margaret (McConnell) Kennedy.
After graduating from Benton High School, he entered the US Navy. He served during WWII from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class.
Huck married Delaine Freiburger on August 27, 1949, at Holy Ghost, sharing 67 years of married life until her passing on May 4, 2017.
Huck worked at John Deere for 34 years, starting in the Foundry and working his way to Superintendent before his retirement in 1982.
As a longtime member of Holy Spirit Parish, Knights of Columbus, and Serra Club, he was a lifetime supporter of the Catholic faith and Catholic education. Huck also was a member of the VFW.
He was an avid sports fan, especially the Cubs, Badgers, and Packers. He loved seeing the Cubs win the World Series. Huck also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing, bowling, and playing cards with his friends.
He is survived by his children, Ann (Miles) Kiley, Susan (Steven) Wagner, Sr. Patricia Kennedy, OSB, Nona (David) Cooper, Kay (William) Beaster, Gwen (Donald) Hesselman, Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM, Peggy (Randall) Dolson, Kerri (William) Feldhaus; grandchildren, Matthew (Joie) Booth, Christine (Ted) Traeder, Sarah (Ryan) Sayers, Stephanie (Kelly) LeFevour, Nicholas (fiancé Jamie Van Pelt) Wagner, Mark (Molly) Wagner, Samuel (Madeline Reid) Cooper and Nathaniel Cooper, Andrew (Abigail) Weigman, Katie (Douglas) Merkes, Theodore (Renee) Hesselman, Joseph Hesselman, and Thomas Hesselman, Molly (Bryan) Dillon, and Joshua Dolson; 17 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lavon Morrow and Phoebe McCrea; a sister-in-law, Agnes Gerdemann; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Delaine, he is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Cletus Havertape; a brother, John Kennedy; two brothers-in-law, Harold McCrea and Virgil Morrow, and 12 of Delaine’s siblings and their spouses.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bernard Kennedy Memorial Fund.
The family would like to thank Dr. Whalen and his staff as well as the nurses and staff at Oak Park Place.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Spirit Parish- Holy Ghost Catholic Church
    2921 Central Avenue
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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  • Interment

    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Fr. Paul Otting

Posted at 01:17pm
Prayers for Huck and family in his honor.
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JoAnn, Barb & John, Randy & Lesa, Dan & Cathy - Fe

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For Kerri & Bill and the Kennedy Family, With heartfelt condolences and our love,
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Ken Frommelt

Posted at 04:33pm
So sad to hear of the passing of Huck. He was a great man and will be missed by many. May our Lord bless and comfort the Kennedy family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ken and Beth Frommelt

Mary Shaffer

Posted at 04:27pm
Our connection to Huck was Benton WI and Nona. We first met Huck and Delaine when they would come to Carrollton Texas to visit Nona back in the 80's. After sharing stories we found that Benton was a common bond as my sister and nieces lived there, still do. They lived across the street from his friend Mr French. Mike remembers going bowling. I think we have pictures of him and Delaine sitting in our kit car. We are so sorry to here of his passing. He truly was from the greatest generation.
Mike and Mary Shaffer
19031 Lakeshore Dr
Tyler TX 75703
903 521 6769

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