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Obituary: Kenneth J. Giovannetti

March 12, 1927 – May 16, 2024

Kenneth J. GiovannettiKenneth J. Giovannetti, age 97, of Lynwood, IL, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024. Beloved husband of Lorraine Pawola-Giovannetti. Loving father of Janice (Paul Morey) Giovannetti, Kenneth (Edith) Giovannetti, Richard (Cathy) Giovannetti, the late Robert Giovannetti, the late Donald Giovannetti, and Celeste (Russell Massery) Giovannetti. Devoted grandfather of Michael Tuley, Joshua Giovannetti and Bryan Giovannetti. Cherished member of Lorraine’s extended family. Preceded in death by his first wife Barbara Giovannetti, nee Kordik, and his parents Guiseppe and Mary Giovannetti.

Mr. Giovannetti was a W.W. II U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran and a graduate of Purdue University Engineering Program. He was a longtime member and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Mary Queen of Knights Council, #10142.

Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at All Souls Catholic Parish/St. Ann Church, 3010 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL, A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society (, Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America ( and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( For more information, please call 219-322-7300.

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