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In Loving Memory of Kenneth C. Sumner

Kenneth C. Sumner passed away in
Torrance, California September 15, 2011
at 93. Born in Mahnomen, Minnesota June
14, 1918, he grew up on a farm in Boyd,
Minnesota, lived through the Great
Depression, worked on farms in Minnesota
and Iowa and made a permanent home in
California. He married his first wife Doris,
divorced, then married his second wife Helen, had two children
and later divorced. In California, Ken's jobs included Douglas
Aircraft, Helms Bakeries and Consolidated Pet Foods. He
proudly served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS
South Dakota. Afterward, he owned a Richfield Gas Station in
Hollywood. Never forgetting Minnesota, he made yearly family
trips that his children lovingly remember. He is survived by
daughter, Elizabeth; son, Keith; three step grandsons, Joel,
Logan and Alex; brothers, Glenn and Harold; and sister. Leone.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Merrill and Gerald;
sisters, Gladys, Verlan and Adeline and both his wives, Doris
and Helen. Ken was known for his stories of his life and is
remembered fondly and lovingly by family and friends. Services
will be October 8th 1:00pm at Green Hills Memorial Chapel,
27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign
the guestbook at www.greenhillsmortuary.com or


Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 1, 2011
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