Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Adrian C. Kenny, O. Praem.

Birth: September 26, 1902

Death: June 25, 1980

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Charles "Ace" Kenny was born in Oshkosh in 1902.  After graduating from St. Norbert High and the college, he joined the Order in 1924.

Ace began teaching in the high school in 1926, and in 1928 received a University of Wisconsin Library Certificate, becoming librarian at St. Norbert High in 1928, and at the college from 1932 to 1944.

During the ‘40’s through the ‘60’s, Ace assisted in the Order’s parishes in Lincoln, Dykesville, Onieda, and Rosiere.  He retired to the abbey in 1968 where he became the librarian.  In his later years he would drive the frats to the college. On one occasion, at a red light behind another car, he did not realize his car was creeping forward. He lightly struck the car in front of him and promptly said, “Did you see that? He just backed up into me!”  

Ace died on Wednesday, June 25, 1980 at the age of 77.

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