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Kenneth D. McComb, St. Anne, formerly of Ransom, 74, died on October 19, 2021 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee after complications from heart surgery.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 13th at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, Illinois. His family will receive friends one hour before the service. The family requests that facemasks be worn while attending both the visitation and memorial service.
Kenny was born March 2, 1947 at the Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois, the middle son of Wayne and Aggie (Buffo) McComb. He married Rebecca (Becky) Estes on August 12, 1972 in Ransom. She preceded him in death in May of 2018. Also surviving are his son, Jason, and his wife Rhonda McComb, and grandson, Lucas McComb, all of Bourbonnais, Illinois. In addition to his wife, Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Aggie McComb.
Other survivors include his brothers, Wayne (Judy) McComb, Morris, Illinois, George McComb and Mike Hoover, Verona, Illinois and the Estes siblings. He is also survived by his companion, Jan Giardina, and his best friend of almost 70 years, John Trewartha.
In the first part of his young life, Kenny was raised on a farm near Dwight. The McComb family then moved to Ransom where he attended Ransom Grade School and participated in band. Kenny attended Dwight High School, graduating at the top of the class of 1965. Following their marriage in 1972, Kenny and Becky settled on the family homestead in Ransom and farmed there for the next 43 years. He was proud of his profession and was thorough and particular in everything he did. Prior to their retirement, Kenny and Becky also owned a seed company, growing sales from 75 bags to 12,000 bags of Beck’s Hybrids annually.
Kenny was a car buff and enjoyed working on and fixing up classic vehicles. He participated in many Classic Car Shows throughout the years where his talents on their 1956 Chevy, 1957 Chevy and 1956 Buick garnered dozens of awards. Kenny enjoyed playing euchre and cheering on the Chicago Bears.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the River Valley Animal Rescue, 3960 N. Vincennes Trail, Momence, Illinois 60954.
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