KENNETH M. KAMENS, 86 ROCKFORD - Kenneth M. Kamens, my husband and best friend, passed away at the age of 86 on Thursday, December 19, 2013, in Presence St. Anne Center. Born April 2, 1927, in Beloit, Wis.; the son of Michael and Waunnetta (Messerknecht) Kamens. Ken graduated from South Beloit High School and upon graduation served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1947. After his discharge, he attended Beloit College and graduated in 1953. He married Marie Jaeger March 12, 1955, in Rockford. Ken was employed as a cost accountant with several local manufacturing companies. He was an avid golfer and loved to take walks. He is survived by his wife, Marie; sister, Joyce (Donald) Portz; brother-in-law, Frank (Judy) Jaeger; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and infant son, Michael. Private family services will be held. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2013