Harry Kenzy, IonaHarry Robert Kenzy, 90, Iona, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Gregory. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Gregory.
Harry Robert Kenzy, 90, Iona, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Gregory. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Gregory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kotrba Funeral Home, Gregory.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1918, near Lucas to Frank and Lillian M. (Benda) Kenzy.
He lived on Rush Creek near the Missouri River until 1924.
The family moved to Wood when he was 6. He began school there and attended until seventh grade.
In February 1933, the family moved to Iona after the death of his father.
He completed his elementary schooling and three years of high school in Iona and graduated from Gregory High School in 1937.
He was employed by Paul Robertson.
On March 13, 1943, he married Inez Nelson.
They lived near Iona near the Benda family farm.
He ranched and raised quarter horses.
He received the Legacy Award from the American Quarter Horse Association.
He is survived by his wife, six children: Dennis and wife Joan; and Frank and wife Jerri Lynn, all of Iona; Robert and wife Sammi, Rapid City; Ted and wife Jane, Winner; Janelle Fabbiano and husband Al, Elk Grove, Ill.; and Dianne Pesek, Rapid City; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers and their wives: Don and wife Margie; Darl and wife Lois; and Kenneth and wife Eleanor.
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