Kenneth Minner "Kenny" McKnattSeptember 3, 1917 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 99)
Kenneth Minner “Kenny” McKnatt age 99 of Harrington, Delaware, son of the late Byron and Edith McKnatt, was born on September 3, 1917 and passed away at Delaware Hospice in Milford on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Kenny graduated from Harrington High School in 1936, and married his high school sweetheart Joan Denney. He worked for a short time at Acme Market, then went to work for DuPont in Seaford. He enlisted in the Army and served in France and Germany during World War II where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Kenny returned to DuPont and retired after 30 years as supervisor at the plant. He was a caregiver for his wife Joan for 30 years until her death in 2008.
Kenny was one of the original founders of the Harrington Historical Society where he served as president for twenty-five years. He was a member of CKRT Post #7 American Legion where he served as commander. Kenny was a member of the Harrington High School Alumni Association, Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrington Senior Center, Loyal Order of Moose #534 of Harrington, and lifetime member of the Harrington Fire Company. His favorite pastime was spending summers at Big Stone Beach with his wife, family and friends. He was an avid harness racing fan where one would find him nightly at Harrington Raceway. Kenny spent many hours at the Harrington Casino where he would walk and sit to talk with the many friends he met there.
Kenny was preceded in death by his wife Joan, and his sister Elizabeth Ann Hitchens. He is survived by his daughter Kenna Jo (David) Adams, granddaughters Dana (Mike) Kelley and Kelly (Kevin) Sipple; great grandchildren Tyler Sipple, Ryan Sipple, Christopher Sipple, Sarah Sipple, Rachel Fuller, and step great grandson Lance Kelley.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue in Milford. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to an organization of your choice. Letters of condolence may be sent and shared with the family at www.loflandmcknatt.com.