Kennedy, Marlene Leone (nee Krattenmaker)
April 29, 1943 – June 18, 2015
Age 72 72 of Paynesville, formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her son’s home in Lakeville, after a short time with cancer. Marlene was born April 29, 1943, in Benson, to George Patrick and Leona Erma (Guse) Krattenmaker. Marlene married Gerald Francis Kennedy, Sr. on Nov. 3, 1962, in Murdock. She was a wife, mom, sister and grandma. “Grandma” was a great sports enthusiast for her kids and grandkids. The best cook in the kitchen could be found wherever she was at. “Grandma” took everyone in as her own. Marlene is survived by her children, Jerry Jr. (Lorraine) and their children, Ann, Mark and Michael; Shawn (Denise) and their children, McKendry and Brenden; Corey (Trish) and their children, Riley, Aiden, Michaela, Aly and Cooper; and Jessica (Jeff) Hunt and their children, Cody, Jamin and Ian; sister, Sheila Krattenmaker and special nephew, Michael Krattenmaker; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Kennedy, Sr.; parents, George and Leona Krattenmaker; mother and father-in-law, Jack and Ann Kennedy; and brother, Pat Krattenmaker. All memorial services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minn., with a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the church. Memorials requested in lieu of flowers.