Kenneth A. Lienemann, age 56, of Highland, passed away Monday, December 8, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 56 year-old Kenneth A. Lienemann will be Thursday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
He was born March 13, 1958, in Highland, IL, the son of Henry C. and Augusta L. (nee Langwisch) Lienemann, Jr.
He was a member of Highland Sportsman Club; Madison County Fair Association; Helvetia Sharpshooters; Loyal Order of Moose # 561- Edwardsville, International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers #660.
Kenneth was born in Highland; grew up in Edwardsville; where his father was Police Chief. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1976. While in High School he worked a Sheppard’s Office Supplies. After high school, he worked at B-Line, where he worked for 30 years and retired due to disability in 2006. He enjoyed Bocce Ball; maintaining the Expo Hall and selling tickets for events at the fairground. He had been active with the St. Jacob Jaycees and Lion’s Club. He enjoyed stock car racing. He helped his brother in-law with car #48. He followed the Jimmy Miller band, Whiskey Dixon band, Well Hungarians band and other local groups. A group of friends the “Losers” had an annual lawn party LUAU and other gatherings thought out the year. He was “Santa” on the square since mid 1980’s for 15 to 20 years. He loved his Shih Tzu “Rex”.
Daughter – Vanessa R. (Michael) Maine, Grantfork, IL
Daughter – Christy L. Lienemann (twin), Highland, IL
Daughter – Kendra R. Lienemann (twin), Highland, IL
Grandchild – Weston Michael Maine, Grantfork, IL
Brother – Charles H. (Karen) Lienemann, Wood River, IL
Sister – Marlene M. (Paul) Kustermann, Highland, IL
Brother – Morse E. (Mary) Lienemann, Edwardsville, IL
Brother In-law – Jimmy Hall, Granite City, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many
Former Wife – Cathy M. Noll-Lienemann – married August 8, 1981; divorced April 2001
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Henry C. Lienemann, Jr. – Died 4/28/2011
Mother – Augusta L. Lienemann nee Langwisch – Died 1/3/2013
Sister – Barbara A. Hall – Died 10/8/2009
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249