Kenneth Edward Benkendorf, 83, passed away January 24, 2018 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.
He was born April 28, 1934 to the late Edward and Stephanie Benkendorf in Chicago, Illionis.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Stella Benkendorf; sons Robert (Michelle) Benkendorf, James Benkendorf, and Joseph Benkendorf; daughters Debra (Donnie) Wetmore and Sandra (Geoff) Turk; brothers Lee (Arlene) Benkendorf and Jerry (DelRita) Benkendorf; ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
As a veteran, he faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. Kenneth was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing prior to his illness. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tucker Hospice House.