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Kenneth M. Holmes of Mt. Pulaski

Kenneth M. Holmes, 82, of Mt. Pulaski died at 9:52 P.M. Sunday May 6th at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Kenny was born on May 9, 1929 in Mt. Pulaski, IL to Benjamin Franklin and Selma Grathwohl Holmes. He married Reva Bristow on August 15, 1954 in Mt. Pulaski. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2007. He is survived by two sons, Marty Holmes of Lincoln and Kevin (Tammy) Holmes of Bloomington, IL, one daughter Karen M. Heaten of Farmersville, IL, one brother Charles (Betty) Holmes of Mt. Pulaski, one sister Dorothy (Richard) Palmer of Wentzville, MO, and four granddaughters, Amy Fitzsimmons, Alexandria Holmes, Samantha Holmes and Cecilia Holmes. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother, Bob Holmes, one sister, Mary Thompson and son in law, Shane Heaton. Kenny was a self employed carpenter and brick layer with Holmes Construction. He served in the United States Army from January of 1951 to January of 1953 during the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a lifetime member of The Mt. Pulaski VFW Post # 777 and he was a member of the American Legion Post # 447 for 34 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday May 11, 2012 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post # 777 or the American Legion Post #447.