Virgene M. Kenner, 63 of Jump River, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018
at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born on November 16,
1954 to the late Neil and Lucille (Latz) Herrick. Virgene grew up in the
Jump River area and graduated from Gilman High in 1972. She married
Rex Kenner on July 8, 1972 at St. John’s Catholic Church-Sheldon.
Virgene worked for the Gilman IGA, EJ Dairy for 17 years and was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Jump River ATV club. She was an
author, loved to write books, picking berries and making jam, doing crafts,
such as memorial stones, bear paws etc. Also enjoyed spending time with
She is survived by her husband, Rex Kenner of Jump River, 3 children,
Jennie Kleinhans and Ryan Kenner both of Phillips and Tari Kenner of
Jump River, 6 grandchildren, Dylan, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Bryonna, Alivia and
Sawyer, her siblings, Leon (Cleo) Herrick of Menomonie, Daryl (Wendy)
Herrick of Cedarburg, WI, Todd Herrick of Aurora, IL and Pam (Chuck)
Goebel of Lugerville, a sister in law, Linda Herrick of TX and many nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, special cousins and dear friends. Virgene is
preceded in death by her parents, her son, Craig Allen Kenner, brothers,
Michael John and Lonnie Dee Herrick, her maternal grandparents,
Charles and Eva Latz and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jennie
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at
the Jump River Community Center with Father Lourdu Raju officiating.
Visitation will be from 9AM until time of service at the center. Plombon
Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements.