Jordan Michael Kenne

Jordan Michael Kenne, born July 1st, 1991 in Waterloo, IA, passed away on February 2nd, 2019 in Basehor, KS.


He grew up in his early years in Panama City Beach, FL before returning to KS attending Monticello Middle School and Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, KS graduating in 2010. He went on to Kansas State University and received his bachelors degree in May of 2015. Following graduation he moved to Denver where he worked and enjoyed living near the mountains keeping active with snow boarding, hiking and biking around the city. He was avidly into running and fitness completing his first 1/2 marathon in the Denver, CO Colfax Marathon in 2016.

He was an aspiring entrepreneur with a desire to make life better while trying to develop applications that would allow people to interact and problem solve issues through communication, sharing and community.

He had a great drive towards improving education and wanted to find a way for people to access education and information in a less expensive and direct way. He worked in IT as a help desk operator while working on iOS systems and projects on his own to try to achieve his vision.

He is survived by his mother Elaine Simpson(Johnson), Step Father Charles Simpson, Father Kent Kenne, Step Mother Sunni Alford, Adam Kenne(brother), Kayla Kenne(sister), Nathan Barthol (brother), Conner Barthol(brother), Alexa Simpson(sister), Michele Auten(maternal grandmother), Sherry Alford(Coons)(step-grandmother) and was preceded in death by Charles Johnson(maternal grandfather), Eugene Kenne(paternal grandfather), Jeannie Kenne(paternal grandmother) and Bill Alford(step-grandfather).

Visitation will be Friday February 8th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm at St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Lansing, KS. Memorial service will be on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Frances de Sales and celebration of his life and reception at the Church hall following graveside service. Family, friends and community are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

The family would like to ask donations be made for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

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