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Kenneth 'Kenny' Vernon Shryock

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Funeral Services for Kenneth "Kenny" Vernon Shryock, 69, of Graettinger, were held Monday, June 4, 2007, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Interment took place at Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger.

On Friday, June 1, 2007, Kenny passed away at his home in Graettinger.

Kenny was born June 10, 1937, in Oblong, Ill., the son of Noris and Gladys (Harding) Shryock. At the age of four, the family moved to Ringsted. He attended school in Hoprig and was a 1955 graduate of Ringsted High School.

On June 17, 1957, he was united in marriage to Nancy Cooke in Princeton, Mo. The couple made their home in Graettinger.

Kenny worked 13 years for Spies Farm Lands. He then worked a short time for Rohlin Construction before starting part-time at the Graettinger Coop Elevator where he ultimately retired at the age of 62. Since his retirement, Ken had been driving bus for Forest Ridge.

Kenny was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. He devoted 12 years as a police reserve and 25 years as a firefighter for the Graettinger Fire Department. He served 30 years on the Graettinger Community Club and Labor Day Committee, and in 2005, he was named the Labor Day Grand Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Raulin and Robert Shryock; and two sisters: Helen Walker and Virginia Tonderum.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Graettinger; four children: Tammy Ness of Graettinger, Matthew Shryock of Emmetsburg, Michelle "Shelly" Shryock of Graettinger and Penny Tonderum and husband, Scott of Graettinger; brother, Norman Shryock and wife, Margaret of Estherville; three sisters: Martha Peterson and husband, Roger Peterson of Greeley, Colo., Opal Kabrick and husband, Ordean Kabrick of Bancroft, and Wanda Finnestad of Ringsted; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.