THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harold C. McKenney
Issue Date: October 3, 2019
Harold Charles McKenney, 87, of Marinette, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at his home after battling cancer for many years.
Born April 1, 1932 in West Allis, to Henry Charles McKenney and Lillian (Talbot) McKenney, he grew up in Green Bay and Menominee, Mi., where he attended Menominee High School. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War as a supply specialist for the officers and their families stationed in Saporo, Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1952.
On May 2, 1953, he married Della Mae Zorn at the parsonage of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He had many occupations throughout his life, mostly in manufacturing.
He enjoyed fishing and loved entertaining family, friends and area nursing home residents with music on the guitar, harmonica and accordion. In 2016, he participated in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Besides his wife Della, he is survived by five sons, Rodney (Nancy) of Appleton, Dennis (Sara), Ronald (special friend, Kathy) and Brian (Beth), all of Marinette and Bruce (Lois) of Lake Mills; a daughter-in-law, Kim McKenney of Fort Atkinson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marlene Kopacz of Milwaukee, Peggy Harsvick of Superior, Wi. and Judy Schei of Menominee.
Among his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clifford, William, Ronald and Alvin; four sisters, Eunice, Evelyn, Dorothy and Patricia; a son, Kevin McKenney and a daughter-in-law, Birdie McKenney.
A public visitation took place on Friday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette. A Christian Funeral Service was held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette from 10 a.m. until time of the Service. Burial with Military Rites was held in Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette. Donations can be made to Unity Hospice, the Marinette Rescue Squad or the Honor Flight Network.