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Michael Benjamin "Mike" Kenny

October 1, 1949 ~ May 5, 2018 (age 68)
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     Michael Benjamin “Mike” Kenny age 68, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Lowe United Methodist Church 5485 W. Lowe Rd., St. Johns, MI, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

     Mike was born in Lansing, MI on October 1, 1949, the son of Francis and Murial (Stout) Kenny.  He attended Eastern High School in Lansing.  On his seventeenth birthday, Mike began serving his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed on the DMZ in Korea.  On March 27, 1971, Mike married Mary Jo Dodge at St. Casmir's Catholic Church, Lansing, MI.  Together they celebrated 47 years of marriage in March.  Mike worked for General Motors 30 years before retiring in 2000. He was a member of Lowe United Methodist Church.

     Mike was an avid classic car enthusiast from hot rods to corvettes.  He was a great lover of animals, making many strays, part of the family.  Mike's greatest love has always been and will always be his children and grandchildren.  He liked to feed anybody who came to the house.

     Mike is survived by his mother Murial Kenny of St. Johns; wife Mary Jo Kenny of St. Johns; 3 children: Tim (Sherry Butcher) Kenny of St. Johns, Luci (Jason) Isles of Bannister, and Matt Kenny of St. Johns.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Gabby Isles, Gavin Isles, and McCoy Kenny, and sister Susan (Ron) Clingerman of Jackson.  Mike was preceded in death by his father.

     Memorials may be made to Lowe United Methodist Church 5485 W. Lowe Rd., St. Johns, MI 48879 or Capitol Area Humane Society 7095 West Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Donations may be made to:

Lowe United Methodist Church
5485 W. Lowe Road, St. Johns MI 48879

Capital Area Humane Society
Lansing MI

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