James A. Kennedy, age 68, of 412 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, MI passed away Thursday afternoon October 14, 2010 at the Iron Mountain V.A. in Iron Mountain.
James was born August 22, 1942 in Escanaba, MI the son of Lyle and Alice (King) Kennedy. He was raised in Gladstone where he attended All Saints School and he graduated from Gladstone High School, class of 1960. While at Gladstone High, James was a member of the Ski Team. Following graduation, James enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed overseas and he served as a gunner mate. Upon his honorable discharge in 1964 he returned to Wisconsin where he worked for the Levy Ink Company. James returned to Gladstone in 1975 where he worked and retired from the Stang Trucking Company.
James enjoyed cars, especially Mopar Muscle Cars. He loved listening to the Rolling Stones and Blues music. James was a member of All Saints Church in Gladstone.
Significant other of 15 years: JoAnn Yokeum of Gladstone
Son: Ron Kennedy of Green Bay, WI
Daughter: Brenda (Brian) Gorzinski of Escanaba
Sister: Betty Savage of Grand Rapids, MI
Numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins
Companion dogs; Jiggles and Roscoe
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra (Reubens) in 1984.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Arnold Grambow officiating. Luncheon will follow services in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. Please use the form below to express your sympathy to the Kennedy family, or to leave a memory tribute about James. Special thanks to the Iron Mountain V.A. Clinic for their care and support.