Michael Kness

Born: Fri., Jun. 8, 1956
Died: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Location: Viola Location - Dennison Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Viola Location - Dennison Funeral Home

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Michael A. Kness, 61, of New Windsor, Illinois died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, Illinois.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, New Windsor.  Visitation is Sunday, October 15th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.
Memorials may be left for the family.

Michael was born June 8, 1956 in Galesburg, Illinois a son of L. Patrick and Marsha Kingery Kness.  On Nov. 12, 1983, he married Kimberly A. Masters in Viola.  He and his brother, Steve, owned and operated Kness Trucking.  He was a lifelong truck driver who loved the open road.  Over the years he had drove truck for Gary Dellitt, WW Transport, Inc. and currently driving for Crossroads/MPC Transportation.  Mike enjoyed watching Westerns, John Wayne Movies, Gunsmoke and Frasier; seeing each show 100’s of times.  He enjoyed golfing, co-ed softball, playing the quarter slots and reading Tom Clancy and James Patterson books.  Mike was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.  His greatest joy was spending time with family; especially spending time with his grandkids and going to his grandson’s sporting events.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Kim Kness; children:  Jonathon (Karen) Kness, Amanda Kness and Cassandra Kness; grandchildren:  Marcellus, Aryanna and Ainsley; brothers:  Steven (Kim) Kness, Timothy (Cecilia) Kness and Matthew (Krista) Kness; sisters:  Laurie (Tom) Fobert, Jennifer (Steven) Rosales and Sarah (Raymond) Inman; mother-in-law:  Fran Masters (Eldon Nichols); aunt:  Jean Corr; and 11 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son: Brice Kness.

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Jeff Barton
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
Kim and family, I was sad to hear the news of Mike passing. We go back many years on the Kness farm, with the long lane. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

John English
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
To all of my cousins and their families. I was saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss. I have many fond memories, and quite a few funny stories, of our time together on the farm. Mike and those times will always be a part of me. I remember playing football and the big point of contention was who got to be the Bears. If I was on Mike's team we were the Bears. All my love, John

Tracy Beal
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
To the family of mikey I am so sorry for your loss as I didn't know Mike but for 3 short years as I am a guard as USG which was one of his stops for gyp rock but I always asked him how he was doing and if he was feeling ok it saddened me deeply to find out if his passing I will miss his chipper laugh and smile always wishing it was Friday.....may god bless you and keep you strong during this hard time. Again I'm so sorry

Jerry Coon
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
My condolences to the family. Even though I did not know Mike very well as he was older than me.....I remember Mike and Steve as players on the Winola fast pitch softball team, they were ones I looked up to and wanted to be like playing in the younger league....

   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
My Prayers to Mike's family and friends, will be missed. I remember Mike from Winola and knew him to be a fai, good man then, can only imagine how great he was after that. His family is blessed to have the best, happy memories of Mike and enjoy them in your time of comfort.

Lewis Wiley
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Michael was a good guy. I am a fellow truck driver. He will always be rememberd. Lewis Wiley

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