HAEUSLER, KENNETH R. - age 90, of Knoxville passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Ken was born on August 2, 1923 in Woburn, MA. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Ken graduated from the University of Minnesota with an engineering degree. He then worked as a design engineer in St. Paul, MN prior to coming to work in Oak Ridge, TN. There he continued his career in engineering design and held management positions at K-25 and Y-12 facilities. Ken was an active member of the Fountain City Optimist Club and various professional engineer organizations. During his retirement, Ken volunteered as a computer instructor at Knoxville's O'Connor Senior Center. He was currently volunteering in the CADES adult care program at Concord United Methodist Church. Ken's hobbies included flying small planes, travel, following UT sports and the Atlanta Braves. His greatest passion was spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ruth Haeusler; brother, Dean Haeusler; wife and mother of his children, Joanne Haeusler; wife, Joan Nikkel Haeusler; daughter, Kathy H. Hamilton. Ken is survived by his daughters, Susan Cooper (George), Joy Wells and Nancy DeRosa; step-children, Judy Thornberg (Ron), Jeff Nikkel (Diane) and Wendy Peterson; sister, Helen Hadd; grandchildren, Price Cooper (Cheryl), Kelly Simpson (Chad), Todd Zimmerman (Nikki), Ryan Cooper (Amanda), Lindsay Ray, Kelly Hull (Daniel), Kristin Edmondson (Travis), Katy Kelley (Jon), Samuel Hamilton, Ben Nikkel; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friend, Nelle Strange and her daughter, Joy. The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 with a Memorial Services to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Haeusler family. www.clickfh.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 17 to June 18, 2014