Obituaries

Kenneth M. Clark

December 19, 1947 - August 30, 2021

Kenneth (Kenny) M. Clark of Aurora, IL passed away on August 30, 2021 at the age of 73.

Kenny was born in Streator, IL on December 19, 1947 and grew up in Aurora, IL attending West Aurora High School. Kenny served in the US Army during the Vietnam era from 1967-1969 and was stationed in Germany. After many years as an auto mechanic, he pursued a second career in his first love, culinary arts.  He graduated from Elgin Community College Culinary school in 2005 and has worked at North Central College’s food service for the last 10 years. 

Kenny was loved by all who knew him and is remembered as a kind and gentle man. He was hardworking, working more than full time hours up until the time of his death. His upbeat personality and sense of humor was infectious. He loved music, especially Creedence Clearwater, Jim Croce, Alabama, and all country music. He had a dream of becoming a country music star and was given the chance to record a few of his songs in Nashville as well as performing on the Grand Ole Oprey stage.  He loved to fish, horseback ride and enjoyed the mountains of Colorado. He will be missed immensely by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children, Michelle Clark, Cherie (Eddie) Robson, Jennifer (Patrick) Kenneavy and stepchildren Stephen (Emily) Colton, Kara (Nadia) Colton, Joseph Colton, and Andrea (Vincent) Koenig, and grandchildren Dustin (Nora), Nathan (Shelby), Marissa, Brenda, Brenna, Morgan, Evan, Dean, Ava, Kayla, Annabelle, Elijah, Emma and Lillian, his ex-wife and special friend Kathleen Clark-Colton, and siblings Sandra (Bob) Ayers, Donald (Margeret) Clark, Diane (John )Noble, Bob (Jeannette) Clark, and James (Melinda) Clark and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Donald and Dorothy Clark, his son, Christopher Clark and grandson, Joshua Leatherman.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday September 4, 2021 from 11:00 am till time of Service at 1:00pm at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510 (630) 879-7900 www.mossfuneral.com

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  • Anne Johnsen I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind, caring and joyful man and I know how much you all loved him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.