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Kenneth Ray North

Kenneth Ray North, age 63, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, at his residence with his family beside him in Huntington, IN.  

Kenneth was born on March 4, 1960, in Huntington, IN, to the late Ronald and LaVada (Stremming) North. He married Marianne Schmittler on July 17, 1998, and she survives and resides in Huntington.

Kenneth was a truck driver for many years, and he loved cars and racing.  He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and a past board member of the Huntington County Humane Society.

Along with his wife of 25 years, Marianne, he is survived by four sons, Deric (Abby) North, Indianapolis, IN, Chase (Ashley) North, Gas City, IN, Jordan Downey, Fort Wayne, IN, Taylor Downey, Roanoke, IN; one daughter, Amanda (Adam) Vogleman, Wabash, IN; two sisters, Rhonda (Jerry) Martin, Huntington, IN, Donna (Andy) Purviance, Carlsbad, CA; 9 grandchildren, Dayton North, Kyler North, Viktor North, Jeremiah Vogleman, Jaxton Vogleman, Broderick Downey, Korbin Downey, Kalvin Downey and Alejandra Downey.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a Service to Share Memories at 1:00 p.m. at McElhaney Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN, 46750.

A private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to McElhaney Funeral Home to help the family with expenses in care of McElhaney Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

McElhaney Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences: