Phillip Kinney

Obituary of Phillip Roger Kinney

Phillip (Phil) Roger Kinney of Minneapolis, MN passed away December 15th 2020 in St Paul, MN with daughter Jennifer and son Jeffrey at his side.

Phil was born November 20, 1940 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Richard and Christine Kinney. He graduated from Bloomfield, Iowa High School in 1959.

After leaving high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and served there until 1963.

After leaving the Marines Phil started working for Northwestern Bell in Iowa City, IA as a telephone lineman. This would lead to a promotion as Engineer around 1970 and he enjoyed a successful career in the telecommunications industry that would span approximately 50 years.

In 1965 Phil married Sheryl Mollenhauer of Marion, Iowa. They had 2 children, Jeffrey(Jeff) and Jennifer(Jenny). The family lived in Cedar Rapids, IA; Ankeny, IA; and Marion, IA for approximately 10 years. They relocated to the Minneapolis, MN suburbs in 1984.

Phil was a longtime member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Minneapolis, MN; his faith was very important to him.

Phil was quiet but had a great sense of humor and laugh. He will be missed by many.

Preceded in death by parents Richard and Christine Kinney; sister Sandra(Sandy) Leyda; brothers Dickie and Greg Kinney.

Survived by son Jeff (Kelly) Kinney, Princeton, MN; daughter Jennifer Kinney, Lakeville, MN.

The Celebration of Phillip's Life will be streamd live via this link: Phillip Roger Kinney Celebration of Life Livestream


Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 4, 2021
Cremation Society of Minnesota
7835 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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