Kenneth Somenzi

April 2, 1942 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 79)


Kenneth Somenzi, age 79, of Griffith, IN, passed away on Saturday January 1st, 2022, only eight days after losing his loving wife, Janet Somenzi.  He is survived by children Patty (Mark) Sudicky, Billy, Debbie  (Eric) Parker, Mark (Ashley), and Laura; sister-in-law Nancy (Bill) Gauthier; 14 grandchildren, Michael, Kenny, Nicholas, Anthony, Patrick, Amanda, Kevin, Philip, Collin, Bailey, Mia, Taylor, Cara, and Callie; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 niece, 2 nephews, and numerous other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Janet, daughter Cathy, parents Mary and Fred Somenzi, and parents-in-law Lillian and Emil Neiner.

Ken graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering, and worked at Inland Steel in East Chicago for over 40 years.  His family was the center of his life, and his marriage to the love of his life, Janet, stands as a beautiful example of love, commitment, and selflessness.  Theirs was a true American love story; high school sweethearts who raised 6 kids, they were married for 58 years and together for 60.  

Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home, 8941 Kleinman Road, Griffith, IN on Monday January 10th, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at St. Thomas More Church, 8501 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crown Point, IN.

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January 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
January 11, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church
8501 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321

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