Dennis R. Kennedy, 58, of Columbus died Saturday September 8, 2001 at Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral services are 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 12 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Tuesday at St. Anthony's with a Vigil service to follow at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 8:00-10:00 am on Wednesday at McKown Funeral Home. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery in Columbus.
Dennis R. Kennedy was born January 23, 1943 in Worcester, Mass. to David and Louise (Donahue) Kennedy. He attended schools there and graduated from South High. After serving in the U.S. Navy he attended Peru State College where he graduated in 1967. On April 6, 1968 Dennis was united in marriage to Lana Tracy in Omaha. He worked for Associate Finance Company in Omaha before going to the Otoe County National Bank in Nebraska City and First Security Bank of Holdrege. In 1984 Dennis joined First Nebraska Bank in Columbus serving as CEO of the First Nebraska Bank Systems. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, served on the Church Finance Council, Elks Club, Hartman Post #84 American Legion, Chamber of Commerce and served on the Columbus YMCA Board of Directors. Dennis enjoyed golfing, tennis and was a very good card player.
Memorials are directed to ARC of Platte County, People First of Nebraska, or to the Rainbow Center of Columbus.
Dennis is survived by:
Wife: Lana Kennedy of Columbus, NE
Parents: David & Louise Kennedy of Worcester, MA
Daughter: Yvette (John) Haeberle of Kearney, NE
Son: Dennis Kennedy, Jr. of Columbus, NE
Son: James (Julie) Kennedy of Eaton, CO
Brother: David (Mary) Kennedy of Winthrop, MA
Sister: Sheila (Jim) Altobelli of North Brookfield, MA
Brother: Daniel (Mary) Kennedy of Holden, MA
2 Grandchildren Alex & Joseph