Kenneth W. Longwell (88) of Effingham


Published on April 23 2022 4:09 am

Kenneth Warren Longwell, 88, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham. Arrangements are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham. 

Kenneth was born on November 16, 1933, in Chicago, IL, the son of Joseph P. and Lucille (Lewis) Longwell. He married Shirley Hoffmeister. Kenneth grew up in Pana, IL. He joined the United States Army and then went to Indiana Tech and became an Engineer. He was the City of Pana Engineer for many years. He also opened his own firm in Effingham: Longwell, Lange, & Braasch. He worked there until his retirement. Kenneth was a wonderful, generous husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and especially eating out. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham.

Kenneth leaves behind a son, John; daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Roberson of Altamont; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and brother, Thomas (Jeanette) Longwell of Murfreesboro, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; and brother, Patrick Longwell.

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