Kenneth A. Lahtinen, 82
Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather
ASHBURNHAM -- Kenneth Alton Lahtinen, 82, of Ashburnham, died Saturday March 15, at the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg after an illness with his loving family at his bedside.
Ken leaves his sons and daughters-in-law Randall "Randy" U. Lahtinen and Dawna of Ashburnham and Jeffrey H "Jeff " Lahtinen and Lara of Guam. His daughter Kendra L. Lahtinen of Greenville, N.H. Seven Grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ken was predeceased by his father Uuno Lahtinen, his mother Helen (Rasie) Lahtinen, his sister Unice Gowdy and one granddaughter Nicole Aho.
Ken was born in Fitchburg, September 16, 1931. He graduated from Ashby High School. Ken enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and served aboard the USS Bennington. He lived in Ashby, Ashburnhan, Putnam, Ct. and then moved back to Ashburnham where he raised his children on Stodge Meadow pond. He spent the summers on the lake and winters on Mt. Watatic skiing with his family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved his beagles. Ken was a forty five year member of Local #4 Steam and Pipefitters Union, and the Asbhy American Legion.
LAHTINEN -- Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation period on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. in the Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St., Fitchburg. A prayer service will be at 7:30 P.M. followed by Military Honors.