Kenneth Chaney, 77, of Parkview Lane in Port Washington, died April 25, 2014 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital – Ozaukee in Mequon, Wisconsin.
He was born in Crandon, Wisconsin on April 21, 1937 to George and Evalee Allen Chaney. Raised on the family farm he attended local schools. After graduating from high school he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and began work as an appliance spray painter for Ben Hur Paints and then took a job at Downing Box Company. He married Geraldine “Gerry” Burnette of Hurley, Wisconsin on December 19, 1957 in Waukegan, Illinois. Eventually they moved to Port Washington, Wisconsin and raised their family. Shortly after his marriage he began working for Pabst Brewing in Milwaukee in the shipping department. He worked there for 33 years retiring in 1996.
Kenneth enjoyed working on his cars, he was a Dodge man, and fixing things. He was an avid outdoorsman, fishing all year long and hunting in season. When he was younger he raced snowmobiles and enjoyed trap shooting. If he wasn’t fishing or hunting, he was tending to his garden, feeding the birds or spending time with family and friends at the family farm in Crandon.
He is survived by his wife Geraldine “Gerry”, children Michele (James) Brandner of Port Washington, George (Jeanne) Chaney of Bluffton, South Carolina and Jaime (Jon) Schier of Catawba, Wisconsin. Further survived by his grandchildren Angela Hoffmann, Joseph Mani, Charles Chaney, Andrew Chaney and Nick Schier, brother Duane “Tidler” (Mary) Chaney, sisters Shirley Johnson, Denver Jamison and Cory (David) Campbell, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Garland, Maynord and Donald Chaney.
The Rev. Thomas Lijewski will officiate a Memorial Service 1 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road Suite 700, Brookfield, WI, 53005, appreciated.
A great neighbor for 44 years, we are sad to hear of his passing. Lots of happy memories we will treasure for years. We will miss you Ken.
Although I have no way to get there Saturday, you will be in my thoughts & prayers. I know you and Kenny had a wonderful life together. Just remember all the good memories and he will be with you.
Dear Aunt Gerry and family, Our deepest symathy to all. I didnt get to see Kenny alot but I know He was a wonderful person. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Uncle Kenny.
Dear Gerry and Family,
Please accept our sympathy on Ken’s passing. I remember him being outdoors often. Not long ago I saw him “supervising” a young man who was fixing a car in the driveway. It was so nice to see Ken back outdoors for a bit.
We know he was a great Husband, Father and Grandfather. Kathy & Phil Block
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