Kenneth H. Sullivan, 87


Kenneth Henry Sullivan, 87, died on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on July 7, 1934, near Dunlap, to parents Leo Patrick and Elizabeth (Hawn) Sullivan. Kenny grew up on a farm near Dunlap. He graduated from the St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap. He attended Creighton University for one year and then he returned to Dunlap to farm.  Kenny started dating Sharon Edwards and the two were married on Aug. 4, 1956, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The couple farmed Kenny’s family farm west of Dunlap. Sharon died on March 19, 2005.

Kenny was a lifelong member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap. He had served on the Harrison Township Drainage District Board, Dunlap Coop Board, active with the Knight Riders 4-H Club and the Dunlap Booster Club. He was a caregiver to his parents. He enjoyed going out on his scooter and watching football. Kenny and Sharon enjoyed wintering in Arizona and Kenny continued going to Arizona after Sharon died for a number of years.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jeff Cable; eight siblings, Joe Sullivan, Dodie Drahota, Jim Sullivan, Mike Sullivan, Leo Paul Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Sheral Sullivan and Clara Goblirsch. He is survived by his four children, Kevin John Sullivan of Dunlap, Mary Gail and her husband Charles Matherly of Omaha, Timothy Reagan Sullivan of Omaha, Mark Edward Sullivan and his wife Linda of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap. Msgr. James Gilg presided over the service and the musicians were Kevin Sullivan, Kyle Knapp and Rick Rannells. The pallbearers were Kevin Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Mark Sullivan, Tim Matherly, Timothy Leo Sullivan and Leo James Sullivan. Kenny’s final resting place is at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap.

Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.