Ken passed away on July 20, 2013. He was born in Pana, Illinois on July 12, 1930 to parents Harry and Bertha Morrison, both are deceased. Ken joined the Air Force in January 1951 and served as a security guard at several atom bomb storage sites. On October 30, 1951 he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Margaret DeClerck. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1958 where Ken joined the Operating Engineers, Local #9. He spent 35 years as a heavy equipment operator, most of that time working for AAA Excavating. In November 2001 they moved to Pueblo West. Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years; two daughters, Beth (Howie) Pershing, Pam (Dale) Hampton; four grandchildren, Jim (Mandi) Fernau, Brian (Angie) Fernau, Jeff (Cheryl) Hampton, Ginny Hampton, two step-granddaughters April (Andy) VanRuler and Rachel Havens as well as 7 great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren and a special cousin, Bev Dawson. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:30am with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.
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Published in The Gazette on July 23, 2013