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Dear Classes of 1954, 1974 and 1976:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Norman Kenney ('54) on Tuesday, April 19th.

Norman was a member of the Class of 1954 and the father of Gregory Kenney* ('74), Maureen (Kenney) Von Glahn* ('76), Shawn Kenney and Colleen (Kenney) Branby.




Norman Gregory Kenney, 84, Moorhead, MN, passed away on April 19, 2016 at ManorCare, Fargo.

Norman Gregory Kenney was born April 1, 1932 in New Ulm, Minnesota to Norman and Elizabeth (Flynn) Kenney. He joined the Air National Guard at age 17 as an aircraft mechanic and following discharge, he returned to, and graduated from Shanley High School in 1954. He was united in marriage to Mardelle Paulson on July 3, 1954. From this marriage he had four children: Gregory, Maureen, Colleen and Shawn. On June 22, 1973, he married Sharon Hadrava. Norm spent over 20 years with the Air National Guard and also had his own appliance repair business where he worked for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; four children: Gregory (Joan) Kenney, Pensacola, FL; Maureen (Tim) VonGlahn, Shreveport, LA; Shawn (Kathy) Kenney, Bethany, LA; and Colleen Branby, Phoenix, AZ. Step-children: Ann Marie (Craig) Boisjolie and Mark (Rachelle) Hadrava; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sisters: Patricia Sletmoe, Mary Jarisch; brothers: Robert (Joyce) and Larry; and many nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Wallace.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 25th with a visitation one hour prior to services at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at




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