JOHN C. VON KAENEL - Clemson, SC
John C. Von Kaenel, 84, husband of Sallie Jameson Von Kaenel at 104 East Lewis Road, died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at his residence. He was a native of Monroe, WI and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Von Kaenel.
He was a WWII and Korean War Army veteran and was inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA on April 16, 1999. He graduated from Clemson University where he earned a M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He was a former Assistant Professor at Clemson University after which he was Development Engineer at SACO-LOWELL Research and Development Center in Clemson, SC. He was responsible for the modification design program directed at increasing the cotton production capacity of the existing product line cotton combing machine. For 10 years, he was Director of Examinations for National Council of Engineering Examiners in Clemson, SC.
He was a member of A.S.M.E., A.S.E.E., past President of the Piedmont Chapter of N.S.P.E., charter member and organizer in the Clemson Calhoun Rotary Club, and former Deacon of the Clemson First Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John J. "Skip" Von Kaenel of Charlbury, England, Hoyt F. Von Kaenel of Walterboro, SC, Thomas D. Von Kaenel of Freeland, England, and Karl M. Von Kaenel of Clemson, SC; one brother, Ernest Von Kaenel of Long Island, NY; and five grandchildren, Jessica Von Kaenel of Cambridge, England, Sgt. Daniel Von Kaenel of Stuttgart, Germany, Joslyn Von Kaenel of Walterboro, SC, Karin and John T. Von Kaenel both of Clemson, SC.
Committal service will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Old Stone Church Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 2:45 p.m. in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home and family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 397 College Avenue, Clemson, SC 29631; Alzheimer's Association, 521 North McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29621; or Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.
The family is at the home.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, is assisting the family with the arrangements.