Kenny Jeanotte
(1960 - 2010)

Kenny Jeanotte
Nickname: Kenny J

Washington, United States of America
December 9, 1960

Minnesota, United States of America
April 23, 2010

Softball, Football, family, Carpentry
Kenny passed away April 23, 2010. He was survived by his wife, daughters: MJ, Mariah and Chy, sisters: Marilyn, Marcia, Cheryl, Carol and Michelle, brothers: Joe and Eric, many nieces and nephews, relatives and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Randy.

His funeral will be April 30 at Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids and he will be laid to rest in Epiphany Cemetary, Coon Rapids, MN.

Kenny was a loving, protective dad, good husband, hard worker and a true friend to some very lucky people. He would do all he could to help others, appreciated what others did for him and if a friend needed him he was there. He didn't back down from much (except Muriel when she meant business) and was always looking out for others.

For all that knew Kenny - a wonderful part of their life is gone-he will be missed!

Never again will we hear any of his quick wit, his laugh, his booming voice nor will we ever see that devilish grin that always followed something smart he had to say or a joke and that snicker that went along with the grin are nothing but memories. He created or helped to create many of those for many people.

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I remember Kenny as a very funny, caring, and protective person. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Mandi Krafthefer (Friend)
April 29th, 2010
Kenny was a great person, even when he was mad at me about something (which didn't usually last to long). Him Mert and the girls have been part of my life for almost 20 years - during that time we made alot of memories!

The first time I met Kenny he came into where I was working to have "all you can eat ribs & chicken" with Steve before they went to a Vikings game. I had heard about Kenny J, but nothing I had heard prepared me for him. He looked like "Six shooter" from Renegade, only bigger, he was wearing black jeans, white turtle neck, a black duster, cowboy boots, long hair and sun glasses. Intimidated the crap out of me! Once he got food though he was a teddy bear! They took my car to the game (a 86 monte SS that I had just bought) and came back to the bar after the game. Kenny was driving my car, I watched them come into the lot and when he pulled into a parking spot he forgot to step on the brake and ran head on into a parked car (didn't do much damage), they got out laughing and feeling ten feet tall. He had the attention of everyone in the bar telling stories and being tough.

That was the beginning - I met Muriel soon after, we went to Wisconsin for the weekend, in their Blue Cadillac - a ride I will never forget! I was sure Muriel had to be the nicest girlfriend ever, we had crab legs and she cracked his crab legs for him (god he was spoiled)! He demonstrated his talents in chain saw carving by carving an eagle out of a dead tree, his showmanship was hilarious but we all agreed his eagle looked more like an angle worm.....and could Kenny snore! We all stayed in a 18' camper: Steve's parents, Ken & Muriel and Steve and I - those three men put Fred Flintstone to shame!

Kenny made our wedding night one we will never forget - we lost my bosses lincoln.

Kenny was always there no matter what I needed, if he couldn't help with whatever I asked him about he knew someone who he could call, I learned quickly not to tell him I was thinking about any kind of carpentry work being done in the house or if I was looking for pictures or furniture.

He was a big kid at heart always and although he was super protective of the girls (didn't let them out of his sight) he acted like the dare devil kid - it was the funniest sight to see him riding my motorcycle (a 03 HD Dyna that was lowered really low) when he got on it (with his neon colored dew rag on his head) he looked like he was riding the girls first two wheeler! He had fun though, just like whenever I would have a different vehicle when I would stop to visit, he had to take it out for a test drive, he really liked the ones that left rubber on his street when he took off!

Kenny drove limo for me a few times, he fit right into that role, he would dress up and played the role! The customers loved him, and he loved driving the car, before he'd return it he always made sure he had time to take the family to McDonalds in it first, (a kid at heart).
It was at his house when Andover got hit with that big storm that flooded his street and damaged his roof. He picked me up on his way home so I could get the car, going north on highway 10 was the scariest trip I have ever been on - he was going 65, hydroplaning, there was debris hitting us from everywhere, raining so hard the wipers couldn't keep us, we'd hit deeper water and it was like hitting a wall, tools and buckets were flying in front of the windshield coming out of the box, the truck was getting blown all over and he never missed a word of the story he was telling me. He looked cool and calm as could be - laughing at me, holding on for dear life. He finally slowed down when we turned on his street - the limo was in water up to the doors, but I didn't care I was the one driving then.

To myself and my kids, he was a wonderful friend and we will really miss him! I see his name in my phone contacts and wish I could call him one last time to tell him how much he was appreciated and thank them for being the great people they were and making us a part of their family. (Thank you Muriel, Mariah and Chy, you are in our prayers)

Kenny - we love you and will always miss you. You are with Randy now - and your parents - rest in peace friend!
Deb Wade (friend)
April 29th, 2010
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deb wade
April 29th, 2010
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"Just wanted you to know that you and Randy are with me everyday!!!! I love and miss you brother!!!!"
Eric Jeanotte
September 23rd, 2012
"You will be deeply missed. RIP"
Mandi Krafthefer
April 29th, 2010
"In memory of one special indian! Rest in Peace"
Deb Wade
April 29th, 2010


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