Kenneth "Kenny" Harrington


January 26, 1960 - December 5, 2020


Kenneth Harrington, 60, of Armour, SD, died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. A private family funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 12, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Armour. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the service may be viewed at:

Kenneth “Kenny” Jon Harrington was born on January 26, 1960 in Armour, SD to Gene and Sharon (Peters) Harrington. Kenny attended school in Delmont, and later in life received his GED that he was very proud of.

Kenny married Rose Wright on March 8, 1986, and always said Rose was the best thing that ever happened to him. The couple was blessed with two children, Maverick and Mataya.

Kenny worked various construction jobs. His favorite job duty was running the pay loader, until an accident forced him to no longer work.

He adored his family, especially his grandchildren. They loved the pool parties and water balloon fights in the summers.

Kenny loved his dogs, hunting, fishing, drag racing, and putting together puzzles. He was a great cook. Everyone especially loved his pickles and Kenny Cakes.

He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Armour.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Rose; children, Maverick (Kaydee) of Mitchell and Mataya (Tanner) of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Ava, Aspen, Zoey, and Kennett; siblings, Kevin (Kristie), Kerry (Sally), Kate (Larry), and Kim; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Sharon Harrington; two angel grand babies; in-laws, Ernest and Leona Wright; sister-in-law, Carolyn; and brothers-in-law, Mark, Gary, and Allen.


None Scheduled


Saturday, December 12, 2020
1:00 PM
Private Family Service


Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Armour, SD

Posted by Tami & Dennis on December 12, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to you Rose, Maverick, Mataya and family. I don't have any words to take away your pain. But know Kenny will always be with you in your hearts and memories.
Posted by Danny Wright on December 12, 2020
Rose, Maverick, & heart goes out to you. Kenny was an amazing man & will be deeply missed by all of us. I’ll always remember the 1st time I met him when I was just a little kid...probably 4 or 5. A giant of a man...hands the size of baseball gloves...and that deep voice. To say I was intimidated would be an understatement. But as I grew older & got to know him, turns out he was just a big ol’ teddy bear! Kenny was definitely one of a kind & he’ll always have a special place in our hearts! ❤️
Posted by Doug Hawley on December 12, 2020
Rose. I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a great man. I loved his sense of humor. He reminded me so much of Uncle Gene! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by Debra Nagel on December 12, 2020
Rose and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Dawn Harbison on December 12, 2020
Rest in ☮️ until we meet again. 🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Tom Ireland on December 10, 2020
Harrington family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Kenny
Posted by Kipp on December 9, 2020
My condolences to you and your family Rose.
Posted by Linda McEntee on December 9, 2020
My sympathies to the Harringtons! You are in my prayers.
Posted by Wendy Harrington on December 9, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go to you all during these hard days. Kenny always made me smile. I will miss his laugh and warm.hugs
Posted by Adam Lamprecht on December 9, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. Ken was a good man. I remember meeting him back in 2004 at the racetrack, and always enjoyed being around him. He will be missed.
Posted by Scott Brown on December 9, 2020
Rose an kids I'm so sorry for your loss kenny was a great friend I still talk of our camping/fishing trips to ft randall......I have so many great memories of such a great guy kenny was ....will be so greatly missed.....hugs to the harrington family from the Brown family
Posted by Mary Verzani on December 8, 2020
Sooo sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to your family.
Posted by Jane Goldammer on December 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you🙏
Posted by Kimberly Anne Harrington on December 8, 2020
You were my baby brother and I will miss you always so happy Your struggles are done but so very painful to lose you I have your last voicemail to me on my birthday you will remain forever in my heart I would give anything for one more day with you one more "Dimberly" said with love till we meet again My Brother My Friend
Posted by Rob Thompson on December 8, 2020
RIP Kenny you were an awesome guy to work with.
Posted by Kelli Thill on December 8, 2020
Love you Uncle Kenny. Will never forget you. Thank you for loving my Aunt Rose, and being a part of this crazy family!! 💙❤️💙❤️
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on December 8, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to you Rose, Maverick and Mataya🙏💛🙏 Very blessed to know and share Kaydee, Maverick, Zoey and Kennett. Enjoyed the birthday parties and Kenny cakes! Kenny you will be missed but will never let these babies forget you. May God's perpetual light shine upon and grant you eternal peace. Hope you finally get to meet Kaydee's dad. 💛💛🙏💛💛
Posted by Cindy Erwin on December 7, 2020
Kenny was more like a brother to me than a brother in law we had many wonderful times together and almost every day over coffee we solved all the worlds problems and we also had some good
sessions he will definitely be missed by me and his family prayers love and hugs to the family ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏
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