Rev. John Rexford Kenyon

October 22, 1959 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 61)


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Rev. John Rexford Kenyon, 61, of Stevensville died Monday, March 22, 2021, at Michigan Medicine Hospital in Ann Arbor.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, with Rev. Jeremy Koehler officiating. Friends may meet with the family 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, or 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at St. Paul’s. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 11831 Seminary Dr., in Mequon, Wis. 53092. Online condolences accepted at

The son of the late Charles Rexford and Alice Marie (Korhonen) Kenyon, John was born and baptized October 22, 1959, in Evanston, Ill. He was confirmed in 1973 at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, Fla. He attended Northwestern Preparatory School and Northwestern College in Watertown, Wis., before graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1985. John married Debra Kae Fischer-Cook on August 9, 1987, in Appleton, Wis. He shepherded congregations in Bothell, Wash., Moorhead, Minn., North Fort Myers, Fla. and Bangor, Mich. and served as a Christian Giving Counselor for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

John is survived by his wife Debra, children Jacqueline (Erik) Nordwald, Linda (Grant) Sorcic, David (Emily) Kenyon and Kimberly (Nicholas) Barber, brother Chuck (Cindy) Kenyon and son Thomas Charles (Taylor) Kenyon, uncle John (Liz) Korhonen and aunt Betty (Bill) Law.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pike Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service

Memorial Service
March 27, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
2673 West John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127


Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
11831 Seminary Drive, Mequon WI 53092

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