Thomas Kennedy

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TOLUCA - Thomas S. "Stan" "Pie" Kennedy, 94, of Toluca died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Heritage Health in Minonk.

Stan was born on Oct. 18, 1919, in Toluca, Ill., to Alexander and Minnie Belle (Foster) Kennedy. He married Elizabeth Lange on Sept. 4, 1948, in Peru, Ill. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, William H. (Beth) Kennedy of Geneva and John F. Kennedy of Willowick, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jill (Sean) Coleman, Chad Kennedy, Thomas S. (Samantha) Kennedy II, Gess, Gina and Teresa Peri, Troy (Laura) Kennedy and Tiffany (Paul) Kozak; and five great-grandchildren.

His parents and one sister, Irene Buckert, preceded him in death.

Stan had served his country in the United States Army, 2nd Division, Corps Battery B, 12th Field Artillery Battalion.

He was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Toluca, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

He was a precinct committeeman and county chairman of the Democratic Party in Marshall County. He was past commander of the John Rolinski Post 440 of Toluca; district commander and Third Division commander of the American Legion, State of Illinois; and he was elected state commander in 1970. He had served on the draft board and Toluca School Board and the Toluca Park Board, helping to build the swimming pool, which took five years to complete. He helped to start the Toluca Fire Protection District and served as fire chief and trustee for 59 years. He was on the advisory board of IVCH College, a member of the Tall Oaks Country Club and the Ivy Racquet Club and a former original member of the Toluca Rotary Club. He was also involved in the construction of the Legion building in Toluca.

Stan was employed as a rural mail carrier for over 44 years.

Visitation will be Monday, March 10, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home in Toluca. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church in Toluca, with an hour prior visitation. Dan Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Toluca, where full military rites will be accorded by the Toluca American Legion Post 440.

Memorials may be made to his church, The Toluca Fire and Ambulance or the Toluca American Legion.

Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.


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Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home
116 N. Walnut St Toluca, IL 61369
(815) 452-2311
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 10, 2014
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