Obituary Listings

Kenneth Ray Franklin
There are condolences waiting approval on Kenneth's Tribute wall
Obituary for Kenneth Ray Franklin

Kenneth Ray Franklin, age 60, of Lakemoor, passed away on August 5, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1957 to Jerry and Romilda (Lemp) Franklin in Miamisburg, OH. On March 12, 1988, he married the love of his life, Karen Creger, at the First United Methodist Church in McHenry.

Kenneth’s passion, printing, was his everyday career for over 35 years and he had the utmost admiration for this skilled industry. Kenneth's talent and dedication to the art of printing was admired by his coworkers so much that he became the "Smooth Operator" of the printing process. He loved nature and the outdoors and liked biking, fishing – especially fishing in Canada. A car enthusiast, he was especially taken by both the Cutlass and Camero models. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to make any situation better simply by saying his signature phrase, “it'll be aight.”

Left to cherish his memory is his dear wife of 30 years, Karen; his loving children, Kenneth, Justin, and Amber; his grandchildren, Kamron and Karina; his sisters-in-law, Bonnie, Mary, Donna, Rhonda, and Christine "Pooh Bear"; his brother-in-law, Douglas; and his father and mother-in-law, Garnett and Nancy.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will celebrate Kenneth’s life with a memorial service held at a future date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information please call 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave a condolence message for his family.

If you would like to donate to the family, please visit Kenneth's Tribute Fund.


Event Information

Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution

The Franklin family

Help ease the financial burden placed on the Franklin Family after the loss of a loved one by making a donation.

Create new album
white handshake
Make a donation for Kenneth Ray Franklin

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude for your financial contribution and support during this difficult time.

Enter Donation Amount
Any amount of
$5 or more.
Your Information
By continuing, you agree with the Tribute Pay terms and privacy policy.
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Kenneth Ray Franklin

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Kenneth

Please consider making a donation
to Kenneth's Tribute Fund.

No thanks, please don't show me this again.