- July 9, 1934 - June 9, 2012
- ESTHERVILLE, Iowa
of KENNETH's Passing
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Kenny was so full of life . As a child I remember how he loved to visit us .And how much he loved my brother Ted and his family . We will...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Gillespie - Dillsburg , PA
“Dixie, Joey and Donald
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember the fun times with Kenny he was such a wonderful person. I...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Rankin-Wescoat - PA
“I am so sorry to hear of Kenny's death. Although I never got to know him well because of the difference in our ages, I remember him has a happy,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Farner Johnson - Cousin
“Condolances to your family. Blanche was my grandfathers sister ( Luther Farner ). I remember as a child Kenny coming to visit my grandparents...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer ( Johnson) Amsley and family - AZ
“Im sorry I wasn't able to say goodbye. I remember going in the big rig when he drove truck I remember that and I will never forget it, I love you...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tanya (Bishop) Deibert - PA
“Sorry to of the loss of your loved one.Kenny will be missed by more then you know.He touch many people in many ways. God has wraped his arms arround...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jim bev matt holmgren - IA
“Dixie & families; We were very sorry to have heard about Kenny's passing. He was a very kind, talkative person, friendly. Dennis worked with Kenny at...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis Brosh/Linda Minton - IA
“My deepest sympathy
8 of 15 | Posted by: sherry miller wileman - carlisle, PA
“Dixie.. So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. He always said HI when we saw him at Bud's or out at Holiday. Great Guy. Will be missed.
9 of 15 | Posted by: joanne and ron kletsch - IA
“Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I remember working with you at Rohlins.
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Michelson - friend
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Kenny was a great guy and he always had a smile on his face.
Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Nina ...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Nina Tonderum - Estherville, IA
“I bowled with Kenny a couple years, on the Sunday night league. Always fun! Always a good natured fellow and fun to be around. "To every time there...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Strube - Estherville, IA
“Connie and I were very sad to hear that Kenney had passed away. Out hope and faith is in the Lord that he is caring for Kenny at this very moment....Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Terry Rekers - Estherville, IA
“Dixie and family: WOW!!!! My heart was deeply saddened when I heard the news that Kenny had passed away....Kenny WILL be dearly missed...going to...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Lynette Crees - Estherville , IA
“To Kenny's family,
I first met Kenny several years ago when our Relay for Life team did a bowling tournament. Since then, he bowled in that tourney...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Beaver
Kenneth O. Bishop, the son of Matthew and Blanche (Farner) Bishop, was born July 9, 1934, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 77.
Kenny served in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from military service he returned to Carlisle. He was employed at various jobs in Carlisle. A highlight in Kenny's employment was working for the Fire and Rescue Department. In 1983, Kenny moved to Estherville to make his home. On July 7, 1992, he was united in marriage to Dixie Pietrzak in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Over the years he drove a semi over the road for Holiday Express Corporation, then went to work for Rohlin Construction in Estherville for a time and later returned to drive for Holiday Express until his retirement in 2007.
He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville; Fraternal Order of the Eagles; United States Bowling Congress; American Legion, Cumberland Fire Company and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.
Left to cherish Kenny's memory are his wife, Dixie of Estherville; son, Patrick Bishop and his wife, Lisa of Williamstown, New Jersey; step-children, Thomas Hand of Los Angeles, California; William Hand and his wife, Karin of Estherville; Gary Strickland and his wife, Kim; Shirley Strickland; grandchildren, Matthew, Emily and Madison; and two brothers, John "Joe" Bishop and his wife, Rose of Carlisle and Donald Bishop and his wife, Patti of Boiling Springs and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Kenny in death were his parents and son, Matthew Bishop.