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Dennis Dotson Kennedy

Nov 14, 2012

Dennis Dotson Kennedy, 61, of Burlington, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family after a battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services for will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mediapolis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the fellowship hall at the church following the burial.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. with the family to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Thielen Funeral Home.

Memorials have been established for Wounded Warriors and Great River Hospice.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Born Dec. 18, 1950, in Burlington, he was the son of Donald Cameron and Harriet Dotson Kennedy. On Oct. 14, 1983, he married Melodee Cooper Gerdom at his maternal grandmother’s farm in Wapello.

He was a 1969 graduate of Mediapolis High School. In 1971, he earned a technical degree from Indian Hills Community College in Air Frame and Power Plant Mechanics. He worked for Walmart Transportation for 24 years. He was a member of Mediapolis United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jennifer (Jimmie) Bechtel of Holton, Kan., Alisha (Justin) Smith and Denette (Pat) Walsh, both of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Jeffrey (Nicole) Gerdom of Burlington and Dane Kennedy; three grandchildren; his mother, Harriet Kennedy of Yarmouth; two brothers, Mike Kennedy of Yarmouth, and Rob Kennedy of Russell; two sisters, Dawn Talley and Lorie Andrews, both of Yarmouth.

He was preceded in death by his father and both paternal and maternal grandparents.


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