Jerry Kennealy, age 86, passed away on November 30, 2016. He was born in St. Paul, and attended Marshall High School in St. Paul, graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor’s Degree and had Masters Degrees from Macalester and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He served honorably in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He retired in 1990 from public school education in Wisconsin after 36 years of service. He and his wife, LaVonne (Vonnie), then moved to Sun Lakes, AZ where they have resided for the past 25 years. A fitness advocate and avid golfer, he also had great interest in all sports, having played multiple sports in high school and then later coaching basketball and baseball. Some of his favorite moments were keeping in touch with his former athletes and students.
He is survived by Vonnie, his wife of 59 years, four children: Terry, Lori Swanell (Jon); Dennis (Jodi); Kevin and six grandchildren Erin, Dylan, Taylor, Shaena, Isaac and Tori; sister, Betty Maw, her four children and their families. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Ann (Kennealy) Gilbertson and Joseph Kennealy
Services will be held at St. Steven’s Catholic Church in Sun Lakes on December 13 at 10:00 a.m.. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona are preferred.