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Kenneth Bert Settle, age 86, of Evansville, passed away Monday, January 07, 2013, at the Evansville Protestant Home. He was born September 30, 1926, in Hamilton, Ohio.
After serving in the U.S. Army during W.W. II, Ken received his bachelor of science in education degree at the University of Cincinnati, master of business administration degree at Indiana University, and doctorate degree at the University of Cincinnati. He held memberships in Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Pi Epsilon, professional honor societies, and a 3-year term on the Committee of Management at the University of Cincinnati YMCA.
Ken had worked at the University of Cincinnati, where he served as Vice President of Planning, Assistant Dean of Summer School and instructor in business education; served as President of the Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, and taught at Ball State University before retiring from the University of Southern Indiana as the Dean of the School of Business.
Ken's lifelong love for golf began as a caddy. He was an avid sports fan. Ken was a loyal supporter of USI and F.J. Reitz High School academics and athletics. He enjoyed jazz and all things Cincinnati: college and professional sports, Skyline chili, and Graeter's ice cream. After retirement, Ken traveled abroad extensively.
Surviving Ken are a son, Mark Settle (Debra) of Evansville; daughter, Jan Hills (Douglas) of Brisbane, Australia; three grandchildren, Fallon Settle, Vaughn Robinson (Lisa), Jared Meeks (Melissa), all of Evansville; six great grandchildren, Drayton, Genesis, Kennedie, Kailyn, Hailee and Payton; and, his former wives and friends, Nancy Settle and Christine Settle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Myrtle (Hart) Settle and a sister, Fannie Benton.
The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Evansville Protestant Home and VistaCare Hospice for their loving care.
According to Ken's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Pierre Funeral Home is assisting with his cremation. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 9, 2013