Skip to main content

Kenneth L. (Chunk) Danekas

July 7, 2011

Kenneth L. (Chunk) Danekas, 33, of 28 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, July 7, 2011, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 10, 1977, in Sycamore, Ill., son of David D. and Jane M. (Fischer) Danekas. He married Kerri E. Brendel on June 19, 2004.
He had resided in Ridgway for 19 years and was a former Janesville, Wisc. resident. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress.
He was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1996, and a graduate of ITEC in 2002 in fabricating/welding. He had been employed by Abbott Furnace Company for five years.
He is survived by his wife, Kerri E. Danekas of Ridgway; three children, Paige L. Danekas, Kaiden D. Danekas and McKenzie L. Danekas, all at home; his parents, David D. and Jane M. Danekas of Ridgway; two brothers, Jeremy Danekas of Arkansas and Nathan Danekas of Wisconsin; one niece, Aubrie Manners of St. Marys; three nephews, Tyler Zelinski, Owen Zelinski and Gavohn Smith, all of St. Marys; and two godchildren, Austin and Josephine Pritt of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David Shawn Danekas in infancy.
Funeral services for Kenneth L. (Chunk) Danekas will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David C. Roddy, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home tonight from 6-9 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society; Trinity United Methodist Church; or to the Community Nurses, Inc.

Elk County Catholic High School held its 2014-2015 Winter Athletic Awards program on Tuesday...
The St. Marys Area High School held their Winter Sports Awards Program Tuesday night honoring those...
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead   Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...