Kenneth “Kenny” William Howell Jr., 56, of Colona passed away at his home Sunday, May 26, 2013 with his family by his side. Funeral services celebrating Kenny’s life will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, May 30 at the Colona United Methodist Church. Rev. Sandy Bunnell will officiate. Burial will follow in Dayton Corners Cemetery in Colona. Visitation for Kenny will be 5-7 PM, Wednesday at the Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Kenneth W. Howell Jr. Memorial Fund.
Kenny was born February 20, 1957 in Munich, Germany, the son of Kenneth W. and Georgiana (Reschke) Howell. He was united in marriage to Donna Tighe on October 25, 1980 in Rock Island, IL. Kenny was a upholsterer for 38 years at Best Upholstery Shop in Colona, IL. Kenny enjoyed woodworking, watching NASCAR and was a Chicago Bears fan.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; 1 son: Kenneth W. Howell III of Colona; 1 daughter: Brandy Howell of Colona; 1 brother: Brian (Donna ) Howell of San Antonio, TX; 3 sisters: Lyn (Ron) Thackery of Missouri, Carol (Bill) Pobanz of Missouri, and Diana (Jerry) Viscioni of East Moline; 2 step-brothers: Paul Tines of New Orleans, LA and Richard (Brenda) Tines of Colona, IL; 1 sister-in-law: Heather Tighe of Colona; 1 brother-in-law: David Tighe Sr. of East Moline, IL; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Constantinou and Kasi from Heartland Hospice for their care and concern given to Kenny and his family during this difficult time. It will always be remembered.