Age 86, of Lansing, MI, passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer, on June 5, 2021. He was born June 30, 1934, in Indianapolis, IN. Kenton graduated from Cathedral High School, then Butler University in 1956. He was president of Holt Equipment Company, retiring in 1999. Kenton was a very generous man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Crystal Bar Coffee Club and the card club. He was an avid football fan, holding season tickets for Detroit Lions for over 40 years. Kenton and his wife traveled extensively, including all continents. He also enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Brown County, IN.
Kenton is survived by: his wife, Janice; daughter, Rebecca Schneider of Lansing; son, Kent (Karen) Rawlinson of Holt; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer (David), Kristina (Colby), Erica (Chris), Amanda (Donnie), Trina (Jeff), Sarah (Ryan), Adam and Kathryn; 12 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Emma, Sawyer, Peyton, Savannah, Ava, Carter, Jack, Addison, Kennedy, Cayden and Ty; and his sister, Ruby (Charles) Compton. He was preceded in death by: daughters, Donna Anne and Mary Elizabeth; brother, William Rawlinson.
Kenton’s family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, ending with a brief funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place at 1:30 Thursday, in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Kenton Rawlinson. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.