Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



February 23, 2022

Kenneth R. "Wasy" Wasylenko, 58, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. He was born July 27, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo., to Nicholas and Linda (Hendrix) Wasylenko. He married Christie Wahl on May 20, 1994, in Carlinville. She survives.

He was a laborer for Local 42 and a pipe cutter for Titan Pipe and Tube of Staunton. He was a member of the National Guard. Kenneth was an Indianapolis Colts Fan. He enjoyed music, outdoors and making one laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Christie Wasylenko of Gillespie; daughters, Samantha (companion, Tyler Bertagnolli) Wasylenko of Gillespie, Taylor (Dylan) Fuda of Springfield; siblings, Edward (Christine) Wasylenko of Gillespie, Brian (Ann) Wasylenko of Mt. Olive, Christopher Wasylenko of Gillespie; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ronald and Linda Wahl of Gillespie; sister-in-law, Tracy (Dustin) Favre of Staunton; brother-in-law, Erin (Steth) Wahl of Stonington; sister-in-law, Brianne (Matt) Nolan of Virden; and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 21, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.

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