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Sean J. Kenneally
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Sean J. Kenneally

Born: May 16, 2000
Died: August 02, 2014

Sean Joseph Kenneally, 14, of Peosta, Iowa graced heaven with his presence on Saturday, August 2, 2014 as the result of injuries sustained in a utility vehicle/truck accident in rural Epworth, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Sean may call from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friends may also call after 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Services for Sean will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014 at St. Holy Family Catholic Church in Peosta (New Melleray), Iowa, with Rev. Michael Podhajski officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Family Cemetery in Peosta, (New Melleray) Iowa.
Sean was born May 16, 2000 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Robert and Cathy (Gansen) Kenneally Jr. Sean lived in and loved Farley before moving to the country life in Peosta. Sean was about to begin his freshman year at Western Dubuque High School. He was looking so forward to the merging of his awesome circle of friends from Drexler and Seton schools.
Sean’s love for fun challenge and hard work will be forever remembered. Sean had a knack to figure things out coining the phrase “what would Sean do?’
Win or lose he played football, baseball, and wrestled with heart, intensity and class.
While he was the youngest member of the Bernard hunting group he cherished being treated as one of the boys.
Sean enjoyed swimming at grandma’s, wrenching in the garage, working with his calves, goofing off and pitching in whenever he could.
Whether people knew him as Super Sean McGyver, Spike or Seanie all would agree he lit up every room he entered with his charming smile.
He is a member of Holy Family Parish in Peosta (New Melleray), Iowa and a proud member of the Bobcat Nation.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Cathy Kenneally Jr of Peosta; two brothers, Ryan Kenneally and Daniel Kenneally both at home; his paternal grandparents, Bob and Lynda Kenneally of Bernard; his maternal grandmother, Elaine Gansen of Peosta; aunts and uncles, Deb (Kevin) Rea of Fillmore, Ronnie (Jodi) Kenneally of Bernard, Dianna (Bart) Elder of Pella, Tammy (Denny) VanCleve of Peosta, Jeff (Julie) Gansen of Farley, Bonnie (Tom) Edlund of Oakdale, MN, Ken (Lori) Gansen of Farley, and Billy (Wendy) Gansen of Peosta; and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bill Gansen.
A Sean J. Kenneally memorial fund has been established.
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