Kenneth LeRoy Whittaker, 91, formerly of 1230 N. 25th St., Quincy, died at 3 a.m. Friday (June 6, 2014) in the North Adams Home, Mendon.
He was born June 11, 1922, in Adams County, a son of Ralph Whittaker and Bertha Rosenkoetter Whittaker Buckman. He married Virginia M. Ohnemus on May 30, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Jan. 17, 2010.
Kenneth retired as a welder after 42 years of service with Gardner-Denver Co.
He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was past president and a lifetime member of South Side Boat Club.
Kenneth was an active volunteer, delivering Meals-on-Wheels and serving at Mass for many years on the K of C TV Mass for Shut-Ins. He enjoyed many activities, including boating, fishing, golfing, bowling, pitching horseshoes and playing cards. He particularly cherished time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Daniel Whittaker and his wife, Ann, of Marcelline, Glenn Whittaker of Quincy, Ronald Whittaker and his wife, Rosie, of Quincy and Roger Whittaker and his wife, Sandy, of Quincy; 10 grandchildren, Angela Fox, Andrea Michalak and her husband, Steve, Wayne Whittaker, Tim Whittaker and his wife, Misti, KJ Whittaker and his wife, Julie, Lynne Wichmann and her husband, Jeff, Renee Degitz, Rhonda Goodwin and her husband, Shawn, Rochelle Howard and her husband, Staven, and Shaun Whittaker; great-grandchildren, Landon, Nolan, Eric, Neil, Carl, Dalton, Bailie, Drew, Ben, Gabe, Taylor, Blake, Maggie, Libby, Wesley, Gabriel, William and Eleanor; a sister, Mary Gunther, of Winter Haven, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Virginia, and his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Mary Whittaker, and a stepbrother, Harold Whittaker.
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 9, in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with the Rev. Roy Bauer conducting. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: noon until time of services Monday in the church.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, K of C TV Mass for Shut-Ins, St. Francis Catholic Church or the
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.