• Deltona Memorial Funeral Home
    Orange City, FL
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Kenneth W Yon 1928 - 2013
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Saturday, January 04, 2014
My brother Ken was a very special person. He was a good son to our parents, a good Dad to Kim and Nathan, a good Grandpa to Kelly and Kaitlin, a good husband to Marilyn, and a good uncle to his nephews, niece, and great nephews. When Ken was growing up he had all kinds of planes hanging from the ceiling in his room. He was born to be a pilot. During the Depression things were very rough, and we shared one bicycle. I was the older sister, and we used to play school and he would be my student. He would recite Psalms 23 for me. Uncle Clem moved in with us during the Depression, and Ken was very close to him and thought of him as a father. Ken played the Baritone horn in the high school band, and he loved to hike in the woods with his best friend Sonny who grew up to be a priest. After dinner, all the neighbor kids would go outside to play games when we were growing up. Ken broke his leg in his senior year in high school and went to the prom and graduation on crutches. When Ken left to attend Penn State, he bought a grey car with red spoked wheels and would come to visit on the weekends. Ken was a very good dancer and used to dance in contests with his high school girlfriend to the Big Band music. He loved being a pilot in the Air Force flying his B-58 Hustler. Ken loved his family, his country, and God. My younger brother was a kind, loyal, and generous man. He always tried to help people. I loved him very dearly and I will miss him so much. Ken, thank you for being such a wonderful brother to me. Love always, Janet.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Kenneth
Loyal, Compassionate
Flying, Laughing, Giving
To be remembered always
Friend


Aloha, Carol
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I feel truly blessed to have had such an amazing and inspirational person as my grandfather. I learned many great things from you. Some of my favorite memories are of spending weekends camping in cabins at Lake Pippin. You taught me that I can do anything. Not only were you a hero to our country, but you are and will always be my hero. I love and miss you.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Dad, you gave me so many gifts in life while I was growing up and as an adult. You were the best Dad I could have hoped for, and because of you I am a better person. You always told me I could accomplish anything I wanted to do in life, and I have lived my life doing just that. It was an honor to be there for you like you were always there for me. Thank you for always believing in me and for your unconditional love. I miss you, but I am comforted by the memories I will always have of our time together and know that you are watching over me.
Love you Dad.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I couldn't have asked for a better grandpa. You were always around when I was younger, assisting me in whatever adventure I had concocted up for the day, and you always had a great sense of humor. I'll miss you, Grandpa.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Marilyn...Sorry to read of the loss of your husband...viewed the slide file...very impressed with his devotion to his family and his country...best wishes to you and your family...Colson
Monday, November 25, 2013
We will certainly miss the wonderful friend and neighbor that first introduced us to our little Bonita Road home 2 years ago. He told us so many stories about the neighborhood from years ago to the present. We loved sitting on the porch with Ken and Marilyn and sharing cheese, crackers & wine! Please give our love to your Mom. God Bless. Kathy & Scotty
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Elaine and I had many great visits with Ken and will miss seeing him sitting out front smiling and waving at everyone passing by.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Kim: We sure enjoyed our visit with your parents last year. Ken was a great American.
Earl & Dottie Barlow
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