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Kenneth Schipper

December 26, 1939 February 15, 2020
Kenneth Schipper
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KENNETH SCHIPPER, 80, of Cordova, IL, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at UnityPoint Healthcare Trinity, Bettendorf Campus, in Bettendorf, IA.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with retired pastor, Rev. John Byker, officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 21st at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. A memorial has been established by the family.

Kenny was born December 26, 1939 in Albany, IL, to George and Jennie (Bielema) Schipper. He was educated in the Albany Grade School and was a 1957 graduate of Fulton High School. He first married Donna Juist in Fulton. Then on September 2, 1989 he married Eileen Yarbrough in Fulton. Kenny farmed his entire life in the Cordova, Erie, Fulton, Hooppole and Albany areas. He collected Allis Chalmers tractors and had 37 in his collection. He enjoyed going to auctions, especially farm auctions. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, and they made a yearly trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming to watch the rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Kenny was a member of the Fulton Saddle Club. He enjoyed going out to lunch every Tuesday with his friends. He was a kind, gentle person and made friends wherever he went.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen; one daughter, Sue (Keith) Rezin of Morris, IL; two step-sons, Jamey Vermeire of Hillsdale, IL and Jason Vermeire of Port Byron, IL; seven grandchildren; six step grandchildren; many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jim Schipper; two brothers, Vernon and Leroy Schipper.

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Visitation

Friday

21

Feb

4:00 PM 2/21/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/21/2020 8:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

22

Feb

10:30 AM 2/22/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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