Sharon Diane Kenne

September 7, 1931 — July 29, 2019

Sharon Diane Kenne was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Humboldt to Dillon and Grace (George) Patton. She received her education in Humboldt, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1949. After her schooling, Sharon worked various office jobs in the Humboldt and Eagle Grove area before she was married.

On June 30, 1962, Sharon was united in marriage to Marvin Kenne in West Bend. The couple lived in Algona, where Sharon worked as a cook at Bishop Garrigan. She was well known by many Bishop Garrigan alumni as the “lunch lady.”

Sharon enjoyed reading, crocheting and puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time and playing card games with her grandchildren.

Sharon died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. She was 87.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Oakcrest Funeral Services with the Rev. Mr. William Black presiding. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

She is survived by her children, Matt (Karla) Kenne of Algona, Paul (Marcia) Kenne of Algona, Pete (Lisa) Kenne of Ankeny, Ann Kenne of St. Paul, Minn., Tom (Deb) Kenne of Algona and Kris (Steve) Cathcart of Gowrie; grandchildren, Erinn (Jim) Garman, Emillie (Ryan) Brandt, Melissa (Justin) Olson, Matthew Metzen, Michael (Courtney) Metzen, Martin (Stacy) Metzen, Mitchell Kenne, Mollie Kenne, Nathaniel (Kasandra) Kenne, Alex (Amanda) Kenne, Nicole Kenne, Brad (Anita) Cathcart and Andy (Mindy) Cathcart; 16 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Irvin Kenne, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Marvin; and sister, Colleen Greene.

Online condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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