Monday, May 21, 2018

Kenneth Riley Trigg – Obituary

kenneth-riley-trigg-1478535819Kenneth Riley Trigg, age 82, a resident of rural Simpson, Illinois and a former resident of Washington, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, November 6, 2016, at 11:25 AM at his home.

Kenneth was born February 17, 1934 in Peoria, Illinois. He was the son of Burt and Ida Trigg.

On August 4, 1965, Kenneth was united in marriage to Lorene J. (Faulkner). She preceded him in death on June 16, 2009.

Kenneth is survived by: his children – Chris Trigg of Simpson and Allison Marks of New Burnside; 9 grandchildren – Rachael (Tony) Thompson, Donnie DeSutter, Heather (Dean) Faulkner, Vernon (Missy) Davis, Johnathan Davis, April (Billy) Evetts, Jason (Tamika) Blankenship, Andrew Blankenship, and Christopher (Brooke) Dapperman; 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by a daughter – Sherril Blankenship as well as several brothers and sisters.

Kenneth was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post # 5222 in Vienna.

Kenneth was employed at Caterpillar, Inc in Peoria as a boiler technician for 30 years prior to his retirement.

Kenneth was an avid pool player and league member. He also bowled and had shot a 300 game. Kenneth enjoyed golf and had a hole-in-one. He was also an accomplished woodworker and artist.

A service honoring the life of Kenneth R. Trigg will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 11 AM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial, with military flag presentation ceremony, will be in the Gilead Cemetery near Simpson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 6 PM – 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials are suggested to the Kenneth Trigg educational scholarship fund c/o Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box 695, Vienna, IL 62995.

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