Kenneth L. Dooley Sr., 78


Kenneth Leroy Dooley Sr (Senior or Daddy Dooley), age 78, of Missouri Valley, passed away peacefully on the morning of Dec. 27, 2021.  Kenny was born on Dec. 6, 1943, to Forest and Irene Dooley in Plattsmouth, Neb. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Jean Harder on March 21, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Missouri Valley. They had three sons, Bud (Ken Jr), Tim and Matt. As they raised their family, Kenny worked hard and enjoyed many hobbies with his sons and friends. Many memories were made in the garage and yard as they all worked on derby cars and a race car. He loved bowling, hunting, fishing and farming. Morning coffee was a favorite place for Kenny to brag about his grandkids and find out what happened in the county since the morning before. He was proud to be a member of the Missouri Valley Volunteer Fire Department since 1969. Kenny was a member of the FOE #3876 and was elected to the Missouri Valley City Council in 2019.

Kenny is survived by wife, Linda; sons, Bud (Brenda), Tim (Kris) and Matt (special friend, Katrina); grandchildren, Whitney and Gabe Reisz, Cassie and Max Chapman, Lexie and Ross Johnson, Kara Dooley and Cole Meece, Heather Dooley, Lilly Dooley and Brodie Dooley; great-grandchildren, Caroline Chapman, Addison Reisz, Eleanor Reisz, and Weylin Meece; his sisters, Donnabelle Adams, Jo Mosley, Barb Schulte, Pat Schulte and Mary Mosley (Wayne); brothers, Butch Schulte (Diane), Mike Schulte (Lorraine) and Forest Dooley (Nikki); and many nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great nieces.

Kenny was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Art Fountain; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jim Beers; brother-in-law, Harold Adams;  and brother-in-law, Rudy Mosley

Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. A celebration of life service was held Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, At Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Pastor Connie McWilliams officiated. The music selections were “Hallelujah”, “Strong” and “Even Though I’m Leaving”. Honorary Pall Bearers were Doug Short Sr, Forest Love, Jim Hiller, Donny Fountain, Roger Cooper, Bob Greene, Rich Scebold, Roger Smith, Mike Bierce, Dick Hansen, and Terry Totten. The final resting place will be Rose Hill Cemetery, in Missouri Valley, at a later date.

Arrangements by Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley.