Kenneth Lee Litchfield, age 71, of Athens, passed away on, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Kenneth was born March 7, 1947 in Streator, IL the son of Kenneth and Leila Guderjan Litchfield.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; one step son, Tony (Stacey) Lee; one step daughter, Tanya (Jason) Shadle; one brother; Don (Patty) Litchfield; two step grandsons, Aiden and Evan Lee; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth is preceded in death by both parents, and one nephew, Benjamin Kenneth Litchfield.

He served in the United States Army for 2 years.

Kenny graduated from Illinois State University with a Master’s Degree in Biology.

In 1991, Kenneth married Nancy Novotny and they spent 27 wonderful years together.

Kenney worked for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a biologist for over 25 years.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11 AM at the Athens United Methodist Church.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Rev. Paulette Cott will be officiating.

Because of his love of God’s nature of wildlife, plants and animals, memorials can be given to the “Sierra Club.”

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