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Kenneth 'Kenny' Wade Raudis

November 2, 1972 — November 23, 2021

Kenneth 'Kenny' Wade Raudis


Kenny (Kenneth) Wade Raudis was born on November 2, 1972, in Meriden, Connecticut to Charles Mahoney and Anna Marie Oquendo. Kenny and his family moved to Florida when he was a child. Florida, the Everglades, and the South are what Kenny always called home.

He moved to Kansas in 2005, where he met Lisa Hammerschmidt and the two were married on May 9, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church - Hays, Kansas.

Two children were born to Kenny and Lisa. Colt Daniel was born on February 22, 2012, and Emma Marie was born on October 22, 2015. Kenny was a great father and enjoyed his kids so much. Kenny loved to make their breakfast of choice on the weekends, take them fishing, having man day with Colt, and lovey dovey time with Emma.

Kenny enjoyed playing darts, smoking and grilling, and having his friends over to relax in his man cave. He was a great cook which led him into making his own BBQ rub. Not only did he learn from but helped, so many fellow BBQ friends on his own BBQ Facebook group from all over the world.

Kenny died November 23, 2021, at his home after a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Mahoney, stepfather, Raphael Oquendo and father-in-law, Elvis Hammerschmidt. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Raudis, children, Colt Raudis and Emma Raudis, all of the home. Mother, Anna Marie Oquendo of Florida, brother, Marc Mahoney and Maria Carbone of Florida, nephews, Joshua Raudis, Kyle Raudis, Caedin Mahoney and Jax Mahoney all of Florida, niece, Deanna Raudis of Florida, great nephew, Bentley and great niece, Everley, both of Florida, sister, Dinetta Van Heemst of Florida, mother-in-law, Linda Hammershmidt of Hays, and sister in law, Gwen Hammerschmidt, of Wichita. Along with all his friends he had gotten to know over the years who he considered his family.

Kenny's family will receive guests and host a celebration gathering from 1 PM to 3 PM at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601 on Friday, December 3, 2021. Please join them as they share their favorite memories and stories of 'Big Country'.

Memorials are suggested to further the education of Kenny and Lisa's children. Please make any/all checks payable to Lisa Raudis.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at

Services in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 785-625-3215.


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