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Kenneth E. Wagenknecht

December 31, 1957 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 62)


Kenneth Edward Wagenknecht 62, Rochester, Indiana, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family at 10:20 P.M. Tuesday December 31, 2019.

He was born on December 31, 1957 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Lawrence C. and Mariam J. (Kelley) Wagenknecht.

Kenneth had worked as Auto Parts Manager at Shepherd’s Automotive and various other auto dealers. He loved cars, sports, and motorcycles exceptionally working on them. He spent his free time searching for old dirt bikes and motorcycles so he could restore them to new and enjoy them with his daughters and son –in-laws. He also enjoyed planning long rides and vacations with his family and stopping at new places to eat and experience. Kenny was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects, car troubles, or whatever else people needed.

Kenny is survived by his mother, Mariam Wagenknecht, Rochester, Indiana, daughters, Alysha (Mike) Marrs, Rochester, Indiana, Hannah (Joey) Bohm, South Bend, Indiana, along with their mother, Gretchen Wagenknecht, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Maxwell Marrs and Amelia Marrs, both of Rochester, Indiana and Reed Bohm, South Bend, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Michael Wagenknecht. Kenny will be remembered as a loving son, father, grandfather and friend to everyone.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Indiana, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Graveside Service
January 4, 2020

3:00 PM
Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Indiana

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