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Kenneth Wayne Durkee

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel of Gerald, Missouri

Date: Visitation Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home of Gerald, Missouri

Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Memorials may be given to family choice.

Kenneth Wayne Durkee, 63, of Gerald passed away Thursday, Nov. 4 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Kenneth was born Feb. 27, 1958, to William and Delores (Wright) Durkee in Benton Harbor, Mich.

He was married to Helen M. Gilpin on June 24, 2000 in St. Louis.

Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Delores Durkee; his wife, Helen “Mickey” Durkee; a son, Russell Dixon; a brother, Richard Durkee; sisters, Paula Kyle and Anita Wood; and a brother-in-law, David Bartgis.

His survivors include daughter, Maegan Varvel and husband Eric of Coloma, Mich.; brother, Timothy Durkee and wife Donna of Temple Texas; four sisters, Teri Abercrombie and husband James of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Lori Burton and husband David of Temple, Texas, Brenda Bartgis of Bethany, Okla., and Tammy Horton and husband Ron of Eau Claire, Mich; and seven grandchildren, Alex Dixon, Austin Finch, Zachary Finch, Kyle Finch, Eric Varvel, Jr., Courtenay Varvel, and Baylee Varvel.

Visitation will be Wed., Nov. 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

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