John Michael Kennedy

John Michael Kennedy, 69, of La Crosse passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at his home. He was born September 14, 1952, to Bernard and Dorothy (Gokey) Kennedy. He married Tracey Davis on December 7, 1979.

John Kennedy 2John held many positions throughout his life, including positions at Gateway Foods/Schrivner/Fleming, First Presbyterian Church and Advantage Sales & Marketing. Most recently, he was employed at North Presbyterian Church, which was his favorite of all. He was an avid woodworker and loved to build and design countless items for his family and friends. John and Tracey were also foster parents for CRHS and fostered baby kittens, which they both thoroughly enjoyed. Above all else John was an amazing grandpa. He loved spending time with his grandkids and attending all of their sporting and extracurricular events.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey, his children, Adam (Jessica) Kennedy and Kathleen “Katie” (Don) Ferguson, grandchildren, Austin, Alayna, Brennan, Macie and Jaden. He is also survived by brothers, Patrick, Tom (Trudy), Mike (Peggi) and Mark Kennedy; sisters, Rosie Gilman, Dorothy Hanson and Casey Schroeder, sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Doug) Semlar, Sue Higdon, Lori (Scott) Kennelly, Teri Fiers and Judy Kennedy, brother-in-law, Richard (Dena) Davis and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bernie and Jim Kennedy, sister, Mary Limberg; brothers-in-law, Gary Gilman, Dave Limberg, Tommy Davis, Scott Davis, Bobby Davis and Stu Higdon; nephews, Mark Kennedy Jr. and John Semlar, his mother and father-in-law, and his grandparents.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 18, at 1:00 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 1327 N Salem Road, La Crosse. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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