Kenneth R. Marshall Posted: 2018-04-11 13:14:50

Kenneth R. Marshall


Kenneth R. Marshall, 80 of Sun City, Huntley, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 8, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born January 20, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Charles and Mildred (Smith) Marshall. He grew up in Albion, Pennsylvania and following high school enlisted in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Carol A. Fenzel and the couple made their home in Cleveland and then Denver, Colorado, where they raised their family. Kenneth worked as a sales representative for the Foster Grant Company. In the mid 1970’s he was transferred to Chicago where he moved with his family and he retired in the late 1990’s. The couple moved to Huntley in 2010. He enjoyed motorcycling, traveling, family trips, gardening and bingo. He especially enjoyed volunteering and had worked with the Schaumburg and Huntley Police Academy Alumni. Kenneth loved people.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Huntley, his sons, Kenneth W. Marshall of Downers Grove and Ronald P. (Connie) Marshall of Schaumburg, his granddaughter, Miranda and his brother, Charles (Betty) Marshall of Manchester, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis Maddy.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with 5:00 p.m. prayers on Wednesday, April 18th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Carole Neace from Fellowes 2018-04-11 14:09:05

Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family during this time. May the joyful memories bring comfort in the days ahead.

Ruth Sievertson 2018-04-11 14:46:20

I had the pleasure of working with Ken at the Schaumburg Police Dept. and he was always a very nice gentleman. I extend my sincere sympathy to the family.

Bill McNally 2018-04-12 07:25:11

My most sincere condolences to Carol and the family. I first met Ken back in the mid 1980's while working in Hanover Park. Then Ken came to work at SPD where we renewed our friendship. I always thought Ken was a special person with a great personality. He will be missed, RIP Ken.

Claudia Kuharik 2018-04-12 08:17:24

Uncle Ken you will be missed!! Aunt Carol & family you are in my thoughts & prayers. Take care & God Bless all of you!! Love Claudia

GAIL SINGER 2018-04-12 10:51:37

I looked forward to seeing Uncle Ken when he and Aunt Carol wold come to Cleveland ever year and spent time with us girls having dinner and catching up. I will miss those visits! Aunt Carol, Ken, and Ron, I will keep you in my prayers. I know how much Uncle Ken will be missed! I wish I was able to come to the memorial service but know I will say a prayer for him on April 18th at 5pm. Love to you all!!!

Lou and Lore Fenzel 2018-04-14 13:15:38

Carol, our heart goes out to you and your family and we are very sorry for you loss .We loved Ken and his humor.He made people feel happy and good about themselves.We all lost a dear friend.Hold the good memories in your heart.Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.God bless you.

Karen Ellis 2018-04-14 13:42:13

Aunt Carol, When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you. Uncle Kenny we love you!

Mary Ghilardi 2018-04-16 12:54:09

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am so blessed to have met and known Ken. I shall treasure the memories of times we spent together during our CPAAAS volunteer gigs and gatherings. He always made them more enjoyable. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Mary. xoxo

Rob & Ann Peavey 2018-04-16 13:20:57

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was a such a good man and I am a better person for knowing both of you. I was really happy to be able to see Ken one last time a few weeks back when we all ran into each other. I hope you continue to volunteer with the HCPAAA. Take care of yourself, and always reach out if you need anything.

KATHY AND DAVE SAPKO 2018-04-22 15:20:02

Carol, We are so sorry to hear about Ken's death. We have thought of you so often since we left Huntley. And certainly have enjoyed all your emails, especially the last "hugs" one...back at you, especially now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ken was a very special person and we enjoyed knowing him. He will be missed by all.