Kenneth C. Arno, Jr.
Kenneth C. Arno, Jr, 78, of Chatham, IL died at 12:53 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He was born on November 9, 1941 in Oak Park, IL to Kenneth C. and Frances O. (Gaides) Arno Sr. He married the love of his life, Virginia M. Volanti on October 4, 1958.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Chatham, IL; four children, Mitchell Rossi of Sequim, WA, Debora (Phillip) Austiff of Springfield, IL, Susan (John) Wermeling of Elmhurst, IL and Cynthia (Kevin) Phelps of St. Charles, IL; eight grandchildren, Michael Rossi, Calvin Austiff, Wesley Phelps, Quinn Wermeling, Rachel (Tyler) Collico, Rebeka Wermeling, Mitchell Phelps, and Russell Phelps; one great-grandson, Gavin Rossi; one brother, Dr. Donald (Margaret) Kipper of Wheaton, IL; one nephew and godson, Andrew Kipper. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Emily, and his brother Duane.
Kenneth spent his professional career working as an electrician, IBEW Local #134 for the Board of Education, Chicago, IL. His first joy was his grandchildren. He was an avid stamp collector. He also liked listening to country and oldies music and his favorite TV programs were Westerns. Kenneth also love to work in his yard while watching his grand dog, Duke.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kevin Phelps Fund through Marine Bank, 470 N. Main, Chatham, IL 62629
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