Kenneth Earl Polk
October 28, 1960 - December 1, 2012
JUNEAU, AK - Kenneth Earl Polk Passed away Saturday December 1st, at his home in Juneau Alaska, with his family by his side. Ken was born October 28th 1960 in Bellingham Washington to Lavelle & Wanda Polk. He attended high school in Detroit Oregon where he met and later married his wife Linda Millican. After high school Ken worked at Green Veneer Lumber Mill in Idanha Oregon until the mill closed in 1992. For a few years he worked in construction until 1995 when he and Linda decided to relocate their family to Alaska. After trying a short stint in Anchorage, where they found the city to big for their comfort, they decided to try their luck in Juneau. Shortly after arriving in Juneau, Ken found employment with Greens Creek Mining Company. Ken loved working at the mine and met many good friends there. Ken continued his career with Greens Creek Mine until his health forced him into retirement.
Ken loved the outdoors and his favorite past time was fishing, Ken was a member of many different faternal organizations such as the Eagles, Elks and was a life time member of the Moose Lodge. Ken was a person who loved to give, one charity that he often contributed to was the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation. Because of this, the family has asked that anyone wanting to make a donation in his honor to please address it to: BCRF, in honor of Ken Polk, 60 East 56th St 8th floor, New York NY 10022, or donations can be made on line at http://bcrfcure.org
Ken is survived by his wife Linda, father Lavelle Polk of Salem Or, brother Jimmy Polk of Salem Or, sons Brad (Wendy) Polk of Dallas Or, Daniel Gibson of Salem Or, Pete (Madison) Tipikin of Juneau, James (Chelsie) Arendt of Juneau, and his daughters, Tonya (Anthony) Padilla of Terrebonne Or, Katrina (Haynes) Tormey of Willow AK and many grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Polk and brothers Terry and Sherman Polk
Celebration of life will be held in Detroit Oregon at the Cedars lodge on July 20th starting around 4:00.