AMerican Veteran 11

Kenneth W. Clodfelder

February 17, 1951 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Kenneth Clodfelder Obituary

Kenneth W. Clodfelder, 72, of Camargo passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Kenny was born to James and Dorothy (Neff) Clodfelder in El Paso, TX on February 17, 1951.  He married Starlett Daniels on August 23, 1986 in Villa Grove.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Star Clodfelder; four children, Kris (Katie) Clodfelder, Kevin Clodfelder, Kyle (Nicole) Clodfelder, and Katina (Dylan) Sapp; 7 grandchildren, Kaiya, Kenna, Korey, Jalissa, Kora, Aaron, Bristol, and one grandchild on the way; one sister, Nancy Abel; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Clodfelder; and five brothers, Ron, Dave, Fred, Jerry, and Bill.

Kenny was a proud Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War.  He was a helicopter mechanic as well as a door gunner.  After serving his country he started work in construction and would continue to do that the rest of his life.  He even started his own construction business called Clodfelder Construction. 

Kenny enjoyed being outdoors.  He loved to go fishing and camping at Kickapoo State Park, Wolf Creek State Park, or anywhere else as long as it was with his family and friends.  Kenny also enjoyed going on family golf outings.  He raced stock cars at the Charleston Speedway for many years and loved to play the drums. 

A celebration of Kenny’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at The Embarras (102 E. Harrison St.) in Villa Grove on Saturday, September 30, 2023 with military rites at 3:00 p.m..

Memorial donations may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. 

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