Kevin B. Lenfant
November 28, 2020
Kevin Blake Lenfant was welcomed home on November 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.
Kevin was born in Urbana, IL to Edward and Eleanor (Passavage) Lenfant on March 29, 1950. He spent his childhood in Mahomet, IL growing up with his brother and three sisters. Following graduation from high school, Kevin attended Illinois State University in Normal, IL, where he met his future wife. He majored in Political Science and furthered his education at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. Kevin was commissioned and sent to Camp LeJeune, NC, where he was assigned as a 2nd Lt., First Battalion 2nd Marine Division. His tour of duty lasted from 1973-1976, and earned the rank of 1st Lt. In 1976 Kevin was released from the USMC and on September 21, 1974 he and Rita were married at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Palatine, IL.
He and Rita moved to Arlington Heights, IL where he was an account manager for Coca-Cola. In 1978, they relocated to Bloomer, WI and opened the first flower shop in town, Bloomer Floral & Gift. Kevin also shared his love of horticulture by opening the Bloomer Greenhouses. Kevin and Rita also owned Eau Claire Floral and Chippewa Falls Floral.
Kevin was very community oriented by serving as Chamber President, restarting Bloomer Boy Scout Troop 11 and donating much time to St. Paul’s Catholic School as a volunteer football coach there and at Bloomer High School for several years.
His greatest joy in life was being a father and grandfather. Although our time was limited, our love will never be.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rita Lenfant; children, Jeffrey (Heather) Lenfant, Marc (Ashley Kittleson) Lenfant, Amanda (Paul) Kollwitz; grandchildren, Zach Redner, Emma and Easton Lenfant, Jett Lenfant, Lincoln and Livia Kollwitz; sisters, Lee (Lenny) Lenfant, Janet Lenfant, Maple Lenfant; nephews, Jason, Jackson and Jean Michel.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eddie Jr.
Until we meet again Kevin..Dad..Papa, Semper Fi.
Kevin’s family would like to thank the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Hospice Care and all of their friends that have reached out to them.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Father Victor Feltes will officiate. A meal will follow the mass. A graveside service will be held at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Thorp at 1:00 PM, Friday December 4, 2020, military rites will be rendered. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.
Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services of Bloomer is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.thompsonfuneralhome.com
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Masks WILL be required to enter the facility.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Father Victor Feltes will officiate. A graveside service will be held at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Thorp at 1:00 PM, Friday December 4, 2020, military rites will be rendered.
Bloomer Floral, 715-568-5600, all floral arrangements must be delivered to the funeral home by 1:30 on Wednesday.
Barry Dietsche I enjoyed golfing with Kevin I'm sorry to see as he has passed my condolences to his wife and family
December 18 at 2:59pm
Kris Krumenauer Sorry for your loss
December 4 at 7:38am
Rick Adamski Amanda,
I am sorry to learn about your father's death. I hope that you can find solace in the memories of his life. Please accept this meager expression of sympathy for you and all of your family at this difficult time.
December 3 at 10:00am
Cathy Wells Olsen I attended grade school and high school with Kevin. He was always so kind and caring. As I read his obituary it seems as if continued in life as he was as a child. A life well lived. I would like to send my condolences.
December 3 at 9:38AM
connie and gary krenz We were so sorry to hear about Kevin. He was such a super nice guy. He will be missed. Hope you can all be comforted by time, memories, Faith, family and friends. We are thinking of you all.
December 2 at 10:42AM
Shannah Knops Thinking of you all lots of hugs ❤️
December 1 at 8:19PM
VICKI m MILEWSKI What a loss to everyone! Kevin was such a good guy and always had good ideas to offer and a friendly smile. Much love and prayers go out to all of you. Will see you in Thorp on Friday.
December 1 at 6:12PM
Vicki Walker Deepest sympathy to you Rita and family. Butch and i are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Kipa
November 30 at 8:59PM
Roberta Boleng His pain is gone, he is home and at peace. Our prayers to you and your family while you grieve. God bless.
November 30 at 8:12PM
Curtie and Julie Harrison Our hearts go out to all of you.
Heartfelt sympathy to everyone.
May God embrace you in your time of sorrow.
November 30 at 7:43PM
Ray & Donna Saxe Dear Rita and family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of Kevin. He was such an important part of our lives for many years (as you all were). I could always count on him for help, support and a smile and kind words. He will always have a very special place in my heart. God Bless him and all of you. With love and deepest sympathy, Ray and Donna
November 30 at 7:17PM
Bonnie J LaGesse My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you peace. Kevin was such a great man and will be missed by many.
November 30 at 5:32PM
Charlene Martin (Geissler) Rita and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. No that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
Reading the obituary all the memories come rolling back. From Catholic bingo to the book fairs to all the times we shared together. And for Clint I'm sure it was his trip to Mexico with your family.
Another Good Man Gone, he will be missed. But we will keep the good memories in our heart.
November 30 at 1:35PM
Suzanne Michels Beautiful Obituary - what a kind and beautiful soul. My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Lenfant family. Parents are our first loves, first friends, and forever in our hearts. Amanda would speak of her dear father often - and with nothing but respect, fondness, and true love. Prayers for all at this most heartbreaking and difficult time. Love to all!
November 30 at 11:24AM