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Kenneth Willard Connon

February 8, 1946 ~ July 6, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

Kenneth Willard Connon, 74, and lifelong resident of Alpena county passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 6, 2020.

Ken was born in Alpena on February 8, 1946 to the late Willard and Rita (Gapczynski) Connon.  On August 29, 1970 Ken married Linda Liebler at St. Anne Catholic Church and shared 50 years of love.

Ken generously gave his time to his community throughout the years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, serving as acting president, he spearheaded the Flag Project honoring U.S. veterans and loved ones. Ken was Alpena’s beloved Santa Claus for 30 years, bringing joy to children during the holidays. He was also chairman of Michigan’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program for many years.

Ken spent his free time cheering on his grandson at hockey games, gardening, creating stained glass, and making memories at the family hunting camp in Hillman.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he will be greatly missed by his wife, Linda, children, Kristie Jackson, Ryan (Eriel) Connon; grandson, Parker; brother, Les (Carolyn) Connon, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

If you would like to honor Ken’s giving spirit, donations may be made to Kiwanis Club of Alpena Flag Project or Michigan Special Olympics.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Prayer Service
Thursday
July 9, 2020

7:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Friday
July 10, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
July 10, 2020

6:00 PM
St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Donations

Special Olympics Michigan
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI 48859

Kiwanis
PO Box 634, Alpena MI 49707