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Obituary: Kenneth F. Illikainen


November 22, 2019

Kenneth F. Illikainen, 33, of Jordan, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at his residence in Jordan.

Kenny was born on Feb. 9, 1986 in Long Beach, California, the son of Warren and Patricia (Reynolds) Illikainen.

Kenny loved being around water, especially the beach and ocean with his California brothers and sisters. He liked summer camps with kids, playing basketball, and hard labor jobs. His time up north at Grandma Reynolds’ farm was special to him. Kenny enjoyed his friends, and had an infectious smile. He loved his wife, Catherine, and daughter, Aaliyah, very much.

He was preceded in death by his brother, TJ Illikainen; grandfathers Floyd Illikainen and Ken Reynolds; cousin, Jordan Reynolds; great-uncle, Brian Reynolds; and aunts Mandy Illikainen and Susan Illikainen.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Catherine Trevino; daughter, Aaliyah Illikainen; parents, Pat and Warren Illikainen; brother, Michael Illikainen (Susan Calhoun and her children Mason and Lindsey); sister, Sedaya Illikainen; grandmothers Sandy Reynolds and Nettie Illikainen; in-laws, Carlos and Rose Trevino; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation: 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday, Nov. 22 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, Minnesota, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at


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