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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Monday October 18th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Tuesday October 19th, 2021
9:30am - 10:15am

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Tuesday October 19th, 2021

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John L. Kennedy

John Lee Kennedy, 81, of Antwerp, Ohio passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Parkview Hospital Randallia.

John was born in Antwerp on October 19, 1939, a son of the late Roma (Knapp) Thompson & Paul Kennedy.

He worked as a truck driver for 42 years, driving for Rea Magnet Wire. John never knew a stranger and his love was always felt in his warm smile, booming voice, and welcoming greeting.

John will be sadly missed by his wife Ruth; children, Janeese (Don) Sarrazin, Joni Harrington, both of Fort Wayne, & Jared (Wendy) Kennedy of Lexington, KY; siblings, Barbara (Ken) Thiel, Hazen (Ava) Kennedy, Pudge (Linda) Kennedy, all of Antwerp, the late Diane (William) Hostetler of Fort Wayne, Carrie (the late Casey) Jones of Delphos, Terry (Linda) Thompson of Carmel, IN, Keith (Diane) Thompson of Hudson, IL, Frank (Mel) Thompson of Columbia City, IN, & Mary (John) Gunka of Dunkirk, OH; grandchildren, Chelsey, Cody, Riley, Tanner, Maggie, Dalton, Avery, & John; & 9 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Justin Kennedy.

Viewing is Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4-7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River St., Antwerp, OH 45813.

Service is Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:30 am at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3497 County Rd 424, Antwerp, OH 45813, with viewing one hour prior.

He will be laid to rest in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, with military honors.

Memorials are to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

Fond Memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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God comfort you at this time.

Sandra Temple and Rodger Temple Oct 25 2021 11:31 AM

May God comfort your family at this time. A neighbor that cares.

Sandra Ye. Ple Oct 21 2021 9:18 AM

My deepest sympathy to all the family. John always had a big smile and warm greeting for everyone.

Kim Gibson Oct 19 2021 8:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kennedy

Kim Gibson Oct 19 2021 8:34 PM

So sorry to hear of your lose. Sending prayers to you

earl jackson Oct 18 2021 10:05 PM

Dear Ruth and Family, We were so saddened to learn of John's passing. John has been such a special friend and classmate through the years. Know that you and your family are in our prayers and will continue to be so. May God continue to uphold you and surround you with His love , comfort, and hope from the promises in His word🙏❤️ Joyce and John Birkhold

Joyce and John Birkhold Oct 18 2021 5:52 PM

John was a wonderful man and always was friendly and sincerely caring each time I saw him. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

Diana Overmyer Oct 18 2021 4:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kennedy

Amy King Oct 18 2021 2:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kennedy

Gary & Carolyn Gross Oct 18 2021 1:27 PM

To John's Family, I'm remembering the times when he and my hubby would share their truck driving stories. Another Antwerp truck driver dispatched to heaven. Sending my condolences .

Sandra Wann Oct 18 2021 11:36 AM

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