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Kenneth Leonard Jacques

Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth Leonard Jacques, 66, of rural Glencoe were held on Wednesday, March 12, from the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with the Rev. Eugene Lozinski officiating.

Mr. Jacques died on Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Glencoe Regional Health Services after a fight with cancer.

The organist was Emily Wilkins, and the song leader was MaryAnn Thalmann. The music selections included "Here I Am Lord," "On Eagles Wings," "Be Not Afraid," "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." The rector was Teddy Klobe.

Pallbearers were Philip Jacques, Eugene Jacques, Justin Jacques, George Huber. Mark Huber and Paul Purdes. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Jacques was born in Chanhassen Township, Carver County, on Jan. 4, 1937, to Alfred and Lillian (Trutnau) Jacques. He was baptized, confirmed and received his First Communion at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Shakopee. He attended high school at Chaska and was a 1954 graduate.

On May 16, 1959, he was united in marriage to Joanne C. Bennett at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Loretto by the Rev. B. Peichel. They made their home on a farm in Chanhassen Township until 1974 when they moved to Glencoe.

Mr. Jacques was active in the Catholic Aid Association and received its Community Service Award. He is a past director of the Glencoe Butter & Produce Board, and was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, as well as providing other work for his community and church.

Mr. Jacques enjoyed his family, his grandchildren, playing sheephead, gardening, and visiting with shut-ins and friends. He also liked wildlife watching, feeding birds, making popcorn balls and sea foam at Christmas and going to the sales barn and attending auctions.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne; four sons and three daughters, Kevin (Brenda) Jacques of Silver Lake, Carmen (Dale) Popelka of Hutchinson, Chris (Pat) Jacques of Glencoe, Corinne (Jeff) Eiden of Chaska, Jason (Dawn) Jacques of Glencoe, Anita (Jeff) Rue of Waverly and Dennis Jacques of Hutchinson.

He is further survived by nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Jacques, Justin Jacques, Travis Jacques, Jennifer Jacques, Lindsey Jacques, Jesse Jacques, Emily Popelka, Trevor and Jacob Eiden; brother, Donald (Marlys) Jacques of Chaska; sister, Lucille (Ronald) Huber of Maple Plain; mother-in-law, Verna Bennett of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Carol Bennett and Renee (Jerry) Purdes; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Cameron; grandson, Zachery; and father-in-law, Dennis Bennett.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

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