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Kenneth Wildemuth

February 18, 1926 — November 17, 2014

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Kenneth LaVern Wildemuth, 88, of Annawan, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21 st at Fairview United Methodist Church, rural Annawan.  Rev. Dan Wright will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Annawan.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kenneth Wildemuth Memorial Fund or a Charity of Donor’s Choice.

Kenneth was born February 18, 1926, in Cornwall Township to Harold and Cecil (Wigant) Wildemuth.  He graduated from Annawan High School and went on to graduate from Western Illinois University.  He was a World War II veteran.  Kenneth married Dorothy Marie Dynes on August 3, 1947, in the Fairview United Methodist Church.  He retired after many years of farming in Henry County.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau.  He was dedicated to serving his church and working countless hours as a volunteer, which included making thousands of school bags that were distributed through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center.  He and Dorothy belonged to the Methodist Nomads, traveling across the country for years to volunteer their services where needed.  He belonged to Fairview Methodist Church for 73 years.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; children, Steven (Sharon) Wildemuth, Davenport, IA, Barbara Wildemuth (Gaylen Brubaker), Chapel Hill, NC, and Kay Fisher, Bradley, IL; grandchildren, Sarah Fisher, Charles (Angie) Fisher, Eric (Stephani) Fisher, Greg Fuller (Benji Reyna) and Brian (Nicole) Fuller; and great-grandchildren, Zachary Weaver and Isaac Jude Fisher.  Other survivors include a brother Robert, Savoy, IL, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Harold.

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