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Kenneth Myers

Kenneth B. Myers - "Ken"

Age 89, the only son of Ervin H. Myers and Grace T. Myers, was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Kewaunee, and died May 11, 2020, of complications of cancer. His entire family was at his side. He married the love of his life — Jeriene Woulf — on June 7, 1958, and they raised a son David and three daughters, Deborah, Diane and Denise. Ken graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1948 and St. Norbert College with an accounting degree in 1959. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Navy in an anti-submarine squadron. After graduation from college he was employed by Hamilton Manufacturing Company for five years before moving to Kimberly in 1964 to begin his employment at Badger Northland Inc. in Kaukauna. Ken retired from Badger Northland Inc. in 1993. The last nine years of his employment he was president and served on its board of directors. During these years he also served on the board of directors of the Equipment’s Manufacturers Institute (EMI). He was also active in the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce, serving as its president in 1968. Ken was active in fund raising for the new St. Paul Home in Kaukauna where he chaired the corporate gift committee. He also participated in the National Cancer Institute screening trials since 2002. Ken is survived by his wife: Jeriene; his daughter: Deborah (Michael) Roberts of Appleton, and their children: Corey and Kyle (Jenna) Roberts; son: David (Christine) Myers of Appleton, and their children: Rhianna (Tanner) Deering and Colton Myers (special friend Savanna); daughter: Diane (Ted) Kempen of Kimberly, and their children: Ryne (special friend Dylan Bastien), Kaylee (fiancé Dylan) and Jennifer (special friend Jake); and daughter: Denise (Harry) Lefeber of Menasha, and her five step-children, her seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was cherished by his great-grandchildren: Kaden, Addison, and Layna Roberts. He is further survived by a sister: LeAnn Toston of Manitowoc. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Marion, and many special in-laws. Ken was an avid deer hunter and spent considerable time at his hunting cabin in Pembine (which he shared and co-owned with other family members) as well as summer vacations at his family owned cottage at White Potato Lake. Ken and Jeriene spent their winters in Naples, Fla. A memorial service for Ken will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Holy Spirit Parish, located at 600 E. Kimberly Ave. in Kimberly. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on the 19th, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Face coverings will be required and social distancing will also be observed. For those unable to attend, the live stream of the service may be viewed at Ken's obituary site, at www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com on the 19th, at 11 a.m. Ken was cremated in keeping with his wishes. A prayer for our Dad: Dear God, we gratefully thank you for giving us our dad. You must really love us, ‘cause you gave the best you had. Watch over him and bless him Lord and keep him in your care. And may he feel our love for him, in this humble, heartfelt prayer.

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly 788-6202, online condolences www.wichmannfargo.com