Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Monke, 72, of Arcola, IL passed away at 12:55 P.M. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Homer and Sovilla Miller residence, 321 East County Road 300 North in Rural Arthur, IL. All are welcome to attend.
Kenny was born on April 15, 1950, in Litchfield, IL. He was a son of Lavern and Vivian (Greeling) Monke. He married Barbara Ann Weber on August 27, 1993, in Missouri.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Monke of Arcola, IL; one daughter, Nicole Thrasher and her husband John of Litchfield, IL, two grandchildren, Grace Stockamp and her husband Jacob and Grant Thrasher, a stepson, Jason Reincke; two step grandchildren, Connor Reincke and Macy Reincke; siblings, Rich Monke and his wife Pam, Sandy Svoboda, Bonnie Monke, Barbie Bishop and her husband Aaron, and Debbie Monke, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother, Jerry Greeling, and a younger brother, Ronnie Monke.
Kenny worked 40 years with IC/CNN Railroad. After he retired from the Railroad he helped Gary Swisher farm, and he taxied Amish, making many good friends.
Kenny enjoyed spending time with friends at the Hen House around the coffee table. He enjoyed motorcycling and hunting. Kenny loved to hunt deer, and geese, locally. He enjoyed hunting antelope in Wyoming, and turkey in Missouri.
Kenny was a friend to many. He would do anything for anyone.
His greatest joys in life were being able to share his time with his great-grandson, Connor, and his dog Frankie.