Kenneth “Kenny” W. Tetrick, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. Kenny was born in Indianapolis on December 13, 1936, to the late Howard and Nadine Tetrick. Kenny grew up in Fountain Square and went on to marry the love of his life, Rosie, on February 18, 1967. Kenny and Rosie were married for over 50 years. Kenny worked at Eli Lilly for over 35 years, until his retirement. He loved to sit in his garage with a cold beer and good cigar visiting with his neighbors. He always put his family first and rarely missed school activities or sporting events with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed Indiana Basketball and Notre Dame Football. He loved being out in nature anytime he had the chance.
Kenny is survived by his children; Christopher W. (Teresa) Tetrick of Indianapolis, and Carolyn S. (Dale) Reed of Martinsville, five grandchildren: Jamie, Jenell, Mackenzie, and Jackson, along with two great grandchildren, Kevin and Kendrick, siblings; Lee (Rhonda) Tetrick, Myra Metzger, Gail, Gladys, Roberta, and sister-in-law; Ruth Tetrick.
Kenny is preceded in death by his wife; Rosie Tetrick, grandson; Jordan and siblings; Sandy, Lynn, Debbie, Carolyn, Frances and Earl.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Kenny Tetrick on Saturday, September 9, 2023, with visitation from 10:00am-12:00pm. at O'Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory. Funeral services will be immediately following in the funeral home. The burial will take place after at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Kenny’s name to the Franciscan Hospice House, 8414 Franciscan Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237.
Visit www.OrileyBranson.com to share a favorite memory of Kenny, or to sign the online guest registry.