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Kenneth W. Case

January 21, 1938 - September 28, 2018

Service Date: October 6, 2018

Kenneth W. Case, age 80, of Belleville, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2018, at home with his family at his side.

Kenneth graduated from Lincoln-Way Community High School and lived in Manhattan and Plainfield, Illinois, until 1992.  Kenneth and Ann moved to Jamestown, North Dakota, and owned and operated a campground until Kenneth’s retirement in 2008.  Kenneth had an innate ability to build and fix almost anything, using this skill to help anyone in need.  Kenneth had a gentle heart, believed in kindness, loved a good football game, and is known for his love of history and world events.

Preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Lester and Viola Case

He is survived by his:

  • Loving wife of 58 years: Ann (nee Hobbs) Case
  • Children
    • Glenn (Rebecca) Case
    • David (Azra) Case
    • Marilyn (William) Swan
  • Grandchildren
    • Benjamin
    • Christopher
    • Eric
    • Marlow
  • Step-grandchildren
    • Alma Obic
    • Selma Obic
    • Brittany Sevik
    • Brandon Sevik
  • Step-great-grandchildren
    • Teo and Malia
  • Brothers
    • Marvin Case
    • Gordon Case
  • Sister: Jo Ann Hutchinson

Memorials: To extend Kenneth’s legacy of kindness to others, the Kenneth W. Case Nursing Scholarship has been established at the School of Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, to support nursing students interested in hospice and long-term care.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenneth’s name may be sent to the MSU Foundation, 224 Alumni Foundation Center, Mankato, MN 56001.

Manhattan, Illinois Services:

Visitation: Visitation for Kenneth will be Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9-11:00 A.M. at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home.

Funeral: Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Alagodi officiating.  Interment Manhattan Center Cemetery, Manhattan.

Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52), Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com <http://www.forsythegouldfh.com>.

O’Fallon, Illinois Services

Visitation: Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 5-9:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church 504 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL. 618-632-2354

Funeral: Memorial service will be at held at 7:15 P.M. at the Church with Pastor Don E. Long Jr. officiating.