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Kenneth Patton STULTS

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Kenneth Patton Stults

Kenneth Patton Stults, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on April 28, 1934, in Springfield, the son of the late Oren W. and Margaret Fern (Patton) Stults. He married Ruth Brewer on March 20, 1971, in Springfield.

Mr. Stults was a graduate of Springfield High School in 1952. He graduated from the University of Illinois with his B.S. degree in 1958 and with his M.S. degree in 1972. He retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation working as a Professional Structural Engineer. After retiring from IDOT, he worked for Coombe-Bloxdorf Engineering Co.

He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of Harvard Park Baptist Church, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), and ISCE (Illinois Society of Civil Engineers). He was also an avid L.A. Dodgers fan all of his life.

He is survived by his wife Ruth and two daughters, Kendra (husband, Derrick) Henke of Auburn, IL and Krista (husband, Chad) Lohnes of East Peoria, IL; six grandchildren: Kierra, Kendrick and Kynzie Henke, and Auggie, Adler, and Greta "Grace" Lohnes. He is also survived by two nieces, two nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Helen Blackburn, Mary Brackett and Gwen Stults.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Dr. John Charlton officiating. Burial will follow at West Cemetery in Thayer, IL.

Memorials may be made to Harvard Park Baptist Church, Springfield.

Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Published in The State Journal-Register on Jan. 2, 2014
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