James Kennedy, age 58, of Isanti passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family October 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., with a time of reflection starting at 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 26th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. Private graveside service Saturday, October 27th at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
James “Pat” Patrick Kennedy, III was born May 18, 1960 at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota to James Patrick Jr. and Winnifred (Salmonson) Kennedy. He attended school in the Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids area. He was a Warehouse Forman at Old Dutch Foods for 37 years. On November 15, 2004 he married Yvonne (Gorsegner) and they made their home in Isanti. Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, 4-wheeling, watching the stars and meteor showers. He also enjoyed being politically active and was a councilman in Isanti. He always loved a good debate and would tell you what he thought straight up. Jim was always there if someone needed help. He was loyal to his family and friends; he took care of his family before himself, and was a fighter to the end.
Jim passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family October 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 58 years, 5 months and 5 days. He was preceded in death by his father, James Patrick Jr., and all 4 grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; mother, Winnifred “Winnie”; siblings, Keith (Sharon), Kristi (Carl), Shelly (Tom), Nadine (Kim); cherished by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.