Michael  Todd Kennedy
Michael Todd Kennedy

July 5, 1968 - October 11, 2021
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Michael Todd Kennedy, 53, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, October 11, 2021.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the Grandview Park Funeral Home in Des Moines.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 at Grandview Park Funeral Home in Des Moines with Military Rites following at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA. A luncheon will be held immediately following at the Van Meter American Legion Post 403.

Mike was born on July 5, 1968, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Alvin Kennedy and Kathryn Kennedy.
He graduated from Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri, in 1986. That same year he enlisted in the Navy where he traveled the world while on duty on the USS Trenton and later the USS Ricketts. He proudly served as a boiler technician until his honorable discharge in 1993.

Mike’s service to others and his community continued through the rest of his life. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union Nos. 533, 33, and 45.

Mike will lovingly be remembered as a giver. He had a boat to take you fishing, he taught his nieces and nephews how to play Spades, riding his four-wheeler on weekends, and he rebuilt a Ford 8N to plow snow for the neighbors.

Mike was preceded in death by his father Alvin Kennedy, paternal grandparents, Dellona Kennedy and Elmer Dale Kennedy, maternal grandparents, Vera C. and Lewis E. Lund. Mike is survived by his mother Kathryn Canfield, his sisters Renee Harris and Michelle Bohall, brother Ryan Kennedy. Mike will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Puppy Jake Foundation in Michael's name at




Memorial Gathering
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Friday, October 29, 2021
11:00 AM