Ken Legler
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State Representative of Texas District 144, died on June 1, 2012. He was born December 27, 1957 in Houston, Texas to Clarence and Shirley Legler. Ken was first elected to represent Texas House District 144 in Harris County in 2008, and served during the 81st and 82nd Legislative Sessions.

In September 2010 he was appointed as District Staff Officer, Legislative and State Liaison for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary 8th Coastal Region mentoring and supervising State Liaison officers in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

Ken received a Coast Guard Unit Commendation for his operations excellence in 2010.

A third generation Texan, Ken was a genuine Pasadena native, who chose to live, work, and play in East Harris County. He was educated in the Pasadena public schools. Ken started working at Houston Wire Works in South Houston after graduating from high school and worked his way from a starting production worker to President. In 2001 he and his wife bought the company, and they also started other small businesses internationally in Europe and Mexico.

Ken has coached boys and girls sports and was elected commissioner of teenage baseball in Pasadena for 2 years.

He has also served as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce and economic development organizations in the area.

Ken is survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara, and their three children, Joseph and wife Victoria, Krystina Legler and Kathryn Cruz and husband Shelby. Ken also leaves behind two grandchildren that he adored, Brendan and Tucker. Also left to mourn are brothers Kip Legler and wife Linda and brother Kim Legler, and many other friends and family.

A lifetime focus on faith, Ken and Barbara are active at Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church where Ken is a lifelong member.

Visitation will be Tuesday Evening, June 5, 2012 from 5 - 8 PM at Rosewood Funeral Home 3939 Pasadena Blvd. in Pasadena, Texas. Funeral Services will be Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 2 PM at Grace Community Church located at 14505 Gulf Freeway in Houston. Representative Legler will be laid to rest on Thursday June 7, 2012 at 1 PM at Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas with honors well deserved for his service to the Great State of Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Battleship Texas Foundation Charity, 908 Town and Country Blvd. Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77024-2208.

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Published in The Pasadena Citizen from Jun. 4 to Jun. 17, 2012.
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June 8, 2012
While I didn't know him personally, each & every time I contacted him regarding pending legislation, I received both phone calls & mail follow up in a very timely manner.He did a great job for Texas. May he rest in peace with our other fallen heros. So sad that he left us too soon. God bless his family & keep them in his loving arms. And God bless Texas who has lost, yet again, another hero.
Camille Curd
June 7, 2012
Barbara and Family: My heart hurts for you.. I Have been sick. So when I 'm better, Iwill get a box of tissue, And something to drlnk . And we will clebrate Ken life, We can laugh, cry, eat and tell stories Jackie and Gladys included
Blessings -Steve& Jennifer Martin 713946076

&Brian xxx Any thing we can do please call. 7139460762
June 6, 2012
Remember the Great times we had together the laughter we had together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Wayne & Sue Cooper
June 6, 2012
I remember Ken very well from Jackson & PHS -- his smile and friendly way was a light to those around him.
Della Shannon Owens
June 5, 2012
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Glenna Carrell
June 5, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jack & Margaret Ploss
June 4, 2012
Kens smile, laughter and welcoming hug will be truly missed. Thank you Barbara, for sharing Ken with all of us in the community.

With deepest sympathy.
Michele Frye
Michele Frye
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