Gerald Robert Kennedy, age 69 of Pilger, died Thursday Oct. 26, 2017 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Surviving Gerald is his wife of 42 years, Sandra Kennedy of Pilger; 2 daughters, Hannah Kathleen “Kate” and Mark Swinarski of Omaha; Amy Josephine and Adam Glienke of Washta, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, Alicia, Alexa, Edgar and Lilly Swinarski and Albert Glienke; his mother-in-law, Leanna Peterson of Stanton; 5 siblings, Garth and Sue Kennedy of Naperville, Ill.; Gael and Karen Kennedy of York; Kent Kennedy of Lincoln; Jane Kennedy of Omaha; brother-in-law, Eldon “Chip” and Marge Peterson Cedar Rapids, Iowa; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Graveside services were at the Pilger Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Military rites were by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Roy Reed American Legion Post #252 of Winside.

Memorial services were at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Stanton on Monday, Oct. 30. Rev. Robert Schlismann officiated. Organist was Joyce Heller. Pallbearers were: Greg Mosely, Gene Sateren, Pete Reeg, Lyle Husmann, Roger Gaster, Mark Bloomfield, Jerry Wyatt, Bud Neel, Lynn “Chick” Jeffries, Bob Bremer, Anthony Carambia, Melvin Meyer and Everett Minds.

Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary in Stanton was in charge of arrangements.