Keith McKenna, 27, of Crystal Lake

Visitation and funeral were held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.


Keith McKenna, 27, of Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Normal, IL.

Keith was born on Feb. 28, 1985, in Waterbury, Conn., to William and Leigh (Garra) McKenna.

He was a graduate of Prairie Ridge High School where he sang in the Madrigals. He was a self-taught cook who was passionate about improving his recipes, both at for his job at Illinois State University and for his family.

He loved movies and had many hobbies, including videogames, Legos, hiking, and bike riding. He continued his love of music and singing throughout his life. He was a proud member of MENSA.

Keith is survived by his parents, Will and Leigh McKenna; his siblings, Kevin, Craig, and Katie; his paternal grandma, Claudia McKenna; his aunts Holly (Dennis Callahan) Greye, Chris (James) Sharak, and Claudia (Sal) Laterza; his uncles Joseph Garra, Bryan (Lisa) Garra, and Robert McKenna; many cousins including Chris Garra and Jessica Jaber; and his dear friends Francis and Ivy.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leta and Joseph Garra, and his paternal grandfather, Robert McKenna.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 500 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm.


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