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“great PE teacher and a heck of a nice guy..always looked forward to his class ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Len Klingen - tinley Park, IL

“Ken and I taught for years and coached together. I am so sorry for your loss.Scott Loess ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: scott loess - lakeside, MI

“Dear Linda and familyWe are so sorry for your loss.We have some nice memories of you, Ken and family at OTYA.We are praying for all of you at his...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Rhind - Chicago heights, IL

“Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although we don't know exactly what to say, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and wish you...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Pollert - St John, IN

“Suzanne and the Connor Family - I was saddened to hear about the death of Coach Connor. I have fond memories of my years at OTYA and Marian with...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Susan (Segebarth) Hughes

“My condolences to the Connor family. I had the opportunity to play for Coach in two different sports. I also was blessed to have the opportunity to...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Delaney - Orland Park, IL

“My condolences to the Connor family. Ken and I were classmates in Brookwood Elementary School. I remember him being a genuinely nice person. My...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra (Hoisington) Ciccotelli - IL

“To the Connor & Bolden Families,Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Ken. We are unable to attend his visitation, but will keep...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lynette Beckett - Romeoville, IL

“Dear Linda please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Matthew 5:4 ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: FDR

“I was lucky enough to share some good times with Ken at golf events. I enjoyed playing and learning from him. He was a coach and leader in every...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Stanfa - Schaumburg, IL

“My sincerest condolences for the loss of your love one. May you take comfort in the words found at Hosea 13:14 during this difficult time. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Z L

“Ken was an intricle part of my life and sports career at Hillcrest. I value all the tough love and strong direction he gave me to be a better player....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Juanita Jamison - Student

“So very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. John is in San Antonio for the final 4 Basketball Tourney or he would be@ Ken's service. God Bless Ken and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: John & Judy Tierney - Frankfort, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Ken was very giving and spent alot of time with my daughter teaching her golf. He will be greatly missed...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: virginia mastandrea - new lenox, IL

“Linda, Kevin, Suzanne and Linda and Families,Our deepest sympathy for all of you as you say goodbye to Uncle Kenny. Although miles kept us apart for...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Ryan Connor - Warsaw, IN - Family

“Linda/Kevin and everyone else in the family,I am so sorry, I loved Ken, he was my husband's mentor and like a father to my husband. He made a...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Roxana Agler - Midlothian, IL

“I'm so sorry that I will not be able to attend the service. Coach Connor was the best coach for me. I'm truly sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Dean Runyan


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Connor, Kenneth R., 76, of Mokena, formerly Chicago Heights, passed away March 28, 2018 after a 12-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 51 years, Linda Connor nee LaClare; children: Kevin (Vanessa) Connor of Brookfield, Linda (Michael) Bolden of Mokena, Suzanne (David) Delrose of New Lenox; grandchildren: Logan, Brayden Connor, Bryant, Anthony, Brianne Bolden, Stephanie, Tiffany, Brittany Delrose; Siblings: Barbara (Brian) Hutson of Lockport, Richard (Doreen) Connor of Warsaw, IN, Jeanette McGurr of Savanna, GA. Ken was raised in Glenwood. A Bloom THS graduate he went on to SIU for an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and earned his master's degrees in psychology and counseling at CSU. He also served in the US Navy from 1962-1964. He taught PE at Tinley Park HS, Oak Forest HS and Hillcrest HS. He retired in 1994. Ken enjoyed coaching for 141 seasons of various sports, predominantly in basketball, golf, and softball. Visitation will be held on Mon., April 2, from 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 3 from 8:45 a.m. until the time of prayers at 9:30 a.m. at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way in Frankfort. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 115th Ave. in Mokena. Interment following at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood. Memorials may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice at joliethospice.org. To sign guestbook or for info visit kurtzmemorialchapel.com or call 815-806-2225. Arrangements entrusted to Heartland Memorial Center.