Kenneth C. Irish
Thursday, May 25, 1944
Date of Death:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
75 years old
Kenneth C. Irish
Kenneth “Ken/Kenny” Irish, 75, of Chatfield, MN, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus in Rochester.
Ken was born to Richard “Dick” and Margaret (Hart) Irish on May 25, 1944 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He attended John Marshall High School and went on to work at Touhy Furniture, Chatfield, and Doughboy Industries, Rochester. The company changed hands and names many times but throughout the years, Ken became a Turkey Sexer (determining whether the chicks were male or female). In 1987, Ken started his own Taxidermy business and continued until he retired in 2017. Ken loved the outdoors and teaching his sons, grandchildren, and their friends how to hunt and fish.
He married Eleanor Asher on November 26, 1966. They have two sons, Dean (Shelley) Irish and Eric Irish, and four grandchildren, Mitchell, Brook, Brynn, and Brady, all of Chatfield. He loved them all fiercely.
Ken is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; three sisters: Sheila Irish of Marion, Sheryle Jacobson of Chatfield, and Carline (Gary) Dahley of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sandra Julian-Grell, and brother-in-law, Jerry Jacobson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with Rev. Lester Horntvedt officiating. A visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Chatfield Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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We Love You and will miss Uncle Kenny so much. He is a one of a kind man that will be missed by all of us. We will both be with you all in spirit. Kenny and Dad are up above us catching up and looking over all of us and keeping us all safe and loved.
Love Kim & Oscar
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny. I have fond memories of fishing with him, and listening to his stories. He always seemed to know where the fish would be. Kenny was one of a kind, and a wealth of knowledge for everyone that was lucky enough to cross paths with him.
My deepest condolences,