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Kenneth R. Chrisman

July 12, 1942 - March 29, 2021


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    Kent A Chrisman says

    Love you dad. Rest in Peace. A picture of us and a good time at Brock’s wedding.

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    Kent Chrisman says

    A picture of us at Brock’s wedding.

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    Kent A Chrisman says

    Dad and me at Brock and Sabrina’s wedding.

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    Annette Chrisman Switzer says

    Hello, my name is Annette Marie Chrisman Switzer, I want to send my condolences to all of my Uncle Kenny’s family and friends…. I’m Dave Chrisman’s daughter and even though I didn’t know Uncle Kenny very well I had the utmost respect for him… He was a very stand up man in my eyes … Every since my dad passed away Uncle Kenny and I were supposed to have a talk and he said he would tell me everything I wanted to know about my dad, when he came into town, I was always out of town or busy with something so we never got to have our talk !!!! Now I know he’s in Heaven where he feels better and we will meet up Uncle Kenny, I just wanted to thank you for wanting to talk with me !!!! REST IN PEACE and God Speed 🙏😇🙏 Love, your niece

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      Mary Rowe says

      Kenneth R. Chrisman is one of the most decent men I have ever known! I lived accross the street from he and his family for many years. Always there with a helping hand. He and Joyce we’re especially kind and generous to my son Jonathan And his grandparents, Claude and Lucille Rowe. He will be missed by many! Heartfelt condolences to the family!! Rest In Peace !❤️. Mary Rowe

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    Tim Crumrin says

    Uncle Kenny was a damn good man and always a constant loving presence in our lives. He and I grew up together and he was always like a big brother to me. Our family is diminished by his loss.

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    Kent A Chrisman says

    Thank you Annette. Your dad was a good man.

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    Martin Herman says

    Kind heart, love for his family, and a dedicated Christian Soldier. May you rest in peace my friend.

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      Kent A Chrisman says

      Martin, Thank you for your kind words.

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    Devin Luper says

    Wonderful man, was honored to work beside him while he was at Devon, he will be greatly missed rest in peace my friend.

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      Kent A Chrisman says

      Devin, Dad always enjoyed working with the good folks at Devon. Thanks for your words.

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    Phil Ryan says

    RIP Kenny, glad I got to meet you; Kent, sorry for your loss; lost my Dad in 1975 and still want to talk to him.

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    Cheri Wagner says

    Kenny was a wonderful man with a great heart, he was never short on words but that was just part of his charm. I will miss you Kenny Chrisman, I’m so blessed to have called you friend.

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    Cheri Wagner says

    Kenny was a wonderful man with a great heart, he was never short on words but that was just part of his charm. I will miss you Kenny Chrisman, I’m so blessed to have called you friend.

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    Maryann Ax says

    My Uncle Kenny was a kind and caring man. I saw him in October at Mom’s funeral (Eileen) and he was looking forward to moving back to Oklahoma to retire. He was a hard worker and was always helping others. I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Kenny.. a good & loving man. RIP love ❤️ you, Maryann (niece)

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    Christina Wassel says

    I can’t believe he is gone. He was the best Great Uncle, and the best brother ever to my Grandma Eileen. He always made a special effort to come to Terre Haute and visit Grandma whenever he could. He said some very special words to Bobby and I at Grandma Eileen’s funeral and we will never forget that. We will miss him greatly!!

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    Christina Wassel says

    I can’t believe he is gone. He was the best Great Uncle ever, and the best brother to my Grandma Eileen. He came to Terre Haute whenever he could to see her, especially as she was going down hill. I will never forget the special words he said to my brother Bobby and I at Grandma’s funeral. Rest in Peace Uncle Kenny, we love you!

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    Linda Wassel says

    Uncle Kenny was a very good man! He sure loved his family and friends, especially his parents and brothers and sisters and children and grandchildren. Our son loved his ‘grandpa’ shirt! That shirt logo said it all about Uncle Kenny. We will all miss him!
    Linda and Paul Wassel

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Kenneth R. Chrisman (Kenny) of Monticello, Indiana passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 78. After months of putting up a good fight against COVID-19 related illness, he died peacefully in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with the comfort of family members at his side.

Kenny was born in 1942 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Hilda and Raymond Chrisman. Along with 10 siblings, he was raised in West Terre Haute, where he learned to worship the Lord, respect others, work hard, and earn an honest day’s pay.

In 1964, Kenny married Joyce Ann Barnes from Terre Haute and together they had two sons, Kent and Troy. After 40 years of marriage, raising the boys in Otterbein, IN, Kenny, and Joyce got divorced but remained very close friends. He was a good father who took care of his children and always did the best he could to teach and guide them.

He was a loving grandfather to five grandchildren. Kenny worked for many years in the steel industry as an iron worker ultimately retiring to take on other work to keep him busy. Kenny was a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers, Local No. 799.

Over the last several years, Kenny spent time in Oklahoma City, where he worked as dock master at Devon Energy’s Corporate Headquarters. He most recently worked in the kitchen at the Best Western Brandywine Inn, Monticello, IN. Kenny had just moved back to Oklahoma City to once again fully retire, enjoy the warmer weather and reengage with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Hilda Chrisman, siblings, Arthur Chrisman, Eileen Ellingsworth, Jack Chrisman, Billy Joe Chrisman, Doris Houser, JoAnn Crumrin, David Chrisman, Wayne Chrisman, Daniel Chrisman, and son Troy Chrisman.

Kenneth is survived by former spouse, Joyce Chrisman of Lafayette, IN, son Kent Chrisman and daughter in law, Sharon Chrisman of Dallas, TX, daughter in law, Julie Chrisman of Lafayette, IN, grandchildren Brock Chrisman of Oklahoma City, OK, Rachel Jacobs of Dallas, TX, Seth Chrisman, Zachary Chrisman and Jacob Chrisman of Lafayette, IN, brother Jim Chrisman of Terre Haute, IN and a host of nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Chapel, 1718 W. 350 N., West Lafayette, IN. Doors open for family and friends at 10:15 a.m.

The service will be webcast using Zoom starting at 10:30 AM on April 7, 2021. To access the live stream, go to Zoom.us then click “Join Meeting”. The phone number is 765-490-4234 with the password ‘tmg2020’.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Catholic Charites, American Red Cross or the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Kenneth R. Chrisman.