Daughter Toasts Alton Dad In Cute And Funny Obituary
ALTON, Illinois — An obituary roasting an Alton man is getting a lot of positive attention online. Kenne Pluhar, 62, died on his birthday, March 2, 2023. It took his daughter, Halliea Milner, 45 minutes to write a very honest, touching, and hilarious memorial to her father. A lot of people on Reddit say they wish more obituaries were like this.
Milner begins the obituary with this line:
“Kenne died in the intensive care unit at St. Anthony’s after losing a battle to sepsis — aged 62, after 50 years of shit starting with anyone and everything he could find to fight in Alton, IL , hard as nails, redneck, SOB finally found something meaner and more stubborn than himself.”
The full obituary is posted below. It ran in the Alton Telegraph on Mondayand a picture of it was also shared on the “Funny” sub-reddit. The post generated thousands of likes and comments. Many readers shared the same sentiment: “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this from cover to cover. Thanks for posting!”
“From her description, I bet he would have absolutely loved it. I must be very proud,” wrote another Reddit commenter.
“The majority of people understood that it came from a true place of love,” said Kenne’s daughter, Halliea Milner. Although she says that an aunt is not a fan of it.
Kenne moved to Alton, Illinois during high school. He lived in the same house he bought from his parents until his death.
Milner says she became closer to her father as an adult. In January he became ill and she came back to the St. Louis area to spend time with him in the hospital. She was with him as he breathed his last.
“He was a magnetic person,” Milner said. “I loved him very much. My world isn’t the same without him.”
Obituary for Kenneth Joseph Pluhar Jr.
Kenne died in the intensive care unit in St. Anthony after losing a battle to sepsis – aged 62, after 50 years of shit – starting with anything and everything he could find to fight in Alton, IL, as hard as nails, redneck, SOB finally found something meaner and more stubborn than himself.
Like any good card carrier, Ray Ban who loves a camo jumpsuit, Kenne had 3 true loves: hunting, fishing and drinking. He liked “both kinds of music – country AND western”. Like any sad cowboy song, he couldn’t stay married, but that didn’t stop him from trying. Once again. And again. He’s been through a total of 4 legal marriages (and divorces) and one common law marriage – that we know of.
His first marriage to Tara (Gomez) Berry produced his only child (again, whom we know of), Halliea Milner, of whom he was very proud, mostly because she’s almost as annoying. as he was, and she kept the pain line going by giving him his only grandchild, Sidnee Milner.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Mckinnon Donnelson, whom he called “his mommy” until his death – proof that even the biggest (idiots) have a soft side, you just have to dig deeper to find it. However, his father, Kenneth Joseph Pluhar, Sr, is still around and was sure to teach Kenne the best ways to be emotionally unavailable yet overly sensitive, all rolled into one. It is a strong family trait that is passed down from generation to generation.
Sharing the Pluhar family heritage is Kenne’s siblings – who all managed to outperform him, which is no surprise since he was equal parts daredevil and voluptuous – I mean seriously, he probably made up the phrase – “Hey , y” everyone, look at this”. From start to finish, they all loved him to the end, which is a miracle since he took the idea of being “hard to love” as a personal challenge: Diane Meyers, Eddie Pluhar, Amy Eernisse, Susie Bizaiillion, and stepsister Claire Weygandt , who was lucky enough to grow up completely separated, so probably got mixed up in other, non-Pluhar ways. He’s also survived by a plethora of nieces and nephews whom he terrorized and traumatized in countless and original ways – really, it was survival when it came to Uncle Kenne.
Originally from Oakridge, TN Kenne was green-fingered, an outdoor enthusiast and a skilled carpenter – this meant he was great at growing his own weed and, when working for the union, was a master of ‘hide for’ $2,000 a week.” He was actually a halfway decent carpenter – people boasted about his “craftsmanship” – if he could be persuaded to show up and work, which most people couldn’t do.
Kenne has been spending an inordinate amount on his buddies farm for the last 5 decades and if you weren’t paying close attention you might have missed the fact that his non-sexual life partner AKA best friend AKA Mike Norris actually owned the farm. not know. He didn’t let such details get in the way of a good story like the time he actually saved someone’s life by being prepared for the end of times and the onslaught of the Commies. Kenne was good at just about everything he tried to be good at and he was damn smart – but that didn’t stop him doing his best to do absolutely nothing except drink, smoke and listen to music .
We’re going to celebrate his life the good old-fashioned Kenne way with a party at the Woodriver Moose 730 Wesley Drive, Woodriver, IL. Friday March 24th. Doors open at 5:30, there’s food and beer you don’t have to pay for (Kenne’s favorite) at 6:00, and people will start talking crap about Kenne and his life around 7. Although there will be music and mayhem, don’t plan on staying too long; We’ll kick you out at 10 p.m. Save your money – please do not send anything (flowers, donations, etc.); Instead, take a trip to the Dollar Store in Kenne’s honor.
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