Janet Mae (Kennedy) Winter-Kenyon

Janet Mae (Kennedy) Winter-Kenyon

Janet Mae (Kennedy) Winter-Kenyon, age 74, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:15 a.m., on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Janet’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. To honor Janet’s life, funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 6:00 p.m., at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon John Stierman officiating.

Janet was born on December 13, 1945, in Dubuque, daughter of Francis M. and Laverne (Jasper) Kennedy.

Janet was a lifelong resident of Dubuque and graduated from Wahlert High School, class of 1964. She married William R. Winter on September 9, 1967, in Dubuque and they were blessed with two children. Janet later married William T. Kenyon on October 2, 2017, in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2018. Janet was employed in the bindery as a collator operator at Wm. C. Brown Publishing in Dubuque for 39 years until her retirement in 2011. When she was able, she enjoyed spending time socializing with her family and friends or watching a Green Bay Packers game. Janet enjoyed spending weekends on the river with her family at their cabin in East Dubuque or working in her garden. She was a member of the Leaky Lodge at the Grand Tap. Janet was a gentle and selfless person who was always there with a kind word or a pat on the back. She was an amazing and strong mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend and caregiver who could light up a room with her smile, a look or her witty sense of humor.

Those left to cherish Janet’s memory include

her daughter,
Connie L. Winter, Dubuque, IA;

her son,
Jason W. Winter, Loveland, CO;

her three grandchildren,
Madison Timmerman, Liam and Beck Winter;

her siblings,
her twin sister, Judith Koenig, Dubuque, IA
and Ronald (Barbara) Kennedy, Dubuque, IA;

her brother-in-law,
Chuck Arthofer, Dubuque, IA;

and her nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William T. Kenyon; her former husband, William R. Winter; a sister, Joyce Arthofer; two brothers, Robert (Diane) Kennedy and William Kennedy; a sister-in-law, Donna Cremer; and a brother-in-law, John R. “Jack” Koenig.

Janet’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque for all of their kindness and professional care of Janet these past weeks.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among Janet’s favorite charities.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
June 29th, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Funeral Service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
June 29th, 2020 at 6:00 PM

7 condolences for Janet Mae (Kennedy) Winter-Kenyon
  1. Dave Kohl says:

    So sorry for your loss Jay and Connie and Grandkids. Janet was a nice lady. From coming up to your house in our younger years and driving her nuts to working with her at Browns and lots of fun times with her and Bill at the Grand she will be very missed by a lot of people. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time !!

  2. Sue Leute says:

    I worked with Janet for many years. She was a great worker and person, always had a smile for everyone. So sorry to hear of your loss!

  3. Jimmy Kirkpatrick says:

    I worked with Janet for a couple years at Quad in bindery/finishing. I didn’t get to work alongside her very often but I always enjoyed working with her when I did. To her family: you have my condolences.

  4. Brenda (Leib) McChristy says:

    My sincere sympathy to Janet’s family. She was such a nice person.

  5. Norma Sanchez says:

    I worked with Manner for many years @WCB and later at the many following companies that owned us…Janet was fun and bright spot in bindery. She was one in a million and will be missed! God Bless her and her family!

  6. Angie McNamer says:

    I thought so much of Janet. We had some great times together in East Dubuque. Sending hugs to Connie and Jason and families.

  7. Janis Schrobilgen says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother Connie and Jason and families. Your mother was always the sweetest and I was so proud to have known her from Wm. C. Brown Publishers. She is an Angel in Heaven now and watching over all of you. Many hugs to you all.

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