Kenneth L. Hughes, 90, of New Windsor, IL, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in New Windsor. Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to the American Red Cross or the New Kingdom Trailriders. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born April 19, 1922 in Griffin, IL to Roy and Ada Young Hughes. He attended the local schools and married Colleen Lynn December 30, 1944 in New Windsor, IL.
Kenney was a lifetime livestock farmer. He owned and raised world class Standardbred race horses. He owned and raised the record holding two year old trotter horse racing champion; a record that he held for twelve years.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor, United States Trotting Association, Illinois Harness Horseman's Association and Mercer County Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed reading and trail riding.
Survivors include his wife: Colleen; three daughters: Laurel Hughes and Connie Bina both of Rock Island, IL; Jean (Lonnie) Daves of Sherrard, IL; one son: Grant Hughes of New Windsor; 6 grandchildren; one sister: Norma Hines of Novato, CA; several nieces and nephews.
His parents; two sisters: Donna Bollbach and Laurel Lindgren preceded him in death.
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Friday, December 7th, 2012, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 2:00pm, Calvary Lutheran Cemetery