Kenny was born and raised in St. Paul, MN where he worked construction immediately out of high school until he enlisted in the United States Navy from 1959-1965. He served on the refueling squadron aboard the USS Okinawa during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After his time in the Navy came to a close, he began working for Ford Motor Company in St. Paul. He worked various roles until he retired after 32 years.
In 2021, Kenny had a mobility scooter that broke down and with Amanda's help on TikTok, the world donated enough money for a new mobility scooter. He became known as @PatrioticKenny through this journey for his love of America and the servicemen and women who protect our country.