Friday, January 23, 2009

Kenneth A. Stofen

Kenneth Arthur Stofen, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2009, at his home in the company of his family. Ken was born on February 1, 1922, to Herb and Tillie (nee: Pie) Stofen.

On August 25, 1945, Ken was united in marriage to Dorothy Kuhlman in Racine. Ken was a sales consultant by profession and an avid inventor, holding a patent for his energy efficient Compressed Air System. He enjoyed playing cards with his Hearts Club and was an active member of Atonement Lutheran Church.

Ken was a devoted and loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Ken (Cathy) Stofen; daughter, Deb (Jesse) McDaniel; grandson, Matthew Stofen; brother, Milfred “Pep” (Mary) Stofen; sister, Lorraine Georgeson; sister-in-law, Mary Kuhlman; nieces, Pam Holmes, Susan Siefert, Tina Gilloffo, Shannon Funk; nephews, Bruce Kuhlman, Richard Stofen, and Randy Georgeson.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob Georgeson, Kate Stofen, Frank Kuhlman, Tony and Marie Galizanski, and niece Jackie Forner.

Funeral services will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., Racine, WI, on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Warren Williams officiating. Private burial will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who wish to honor Ken’s memory contribute to Atonement Lutheran Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for the loving care provided to Ken and his family.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479


The Chamberlins said...

My dear Stofens-

I will always remember Ken's smile! He was a great man, a great father and a great friend-
we will all surely miss his sense of humor and his enthusiasm for so many people and topics. We count ourselves lucky to have known him. You're all in our prayers-

Jo & Mike Chamberlin
Lenexa, KS

Ellen Sanders, Indianapolis said...

Hi Deb & Jesse,

We were so sad to hear about your dad, Deb. It sounds like he had a really wonderful life with you and your family. I hope he's already found a Hearts club up there in Heaven.

Ellen Sanders
Indianapolis, IN

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb & Jesse,

We were so sorry to hear about your dad, Deb. It sounds like he had a wonderful life with you and your family. I hope he's already found a Hearts club up in Heaven.

God Bless,

Ellen Sanders
Indianapolis, IN

Holly Kincaid said...

Deb and Jesse --

Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. You both hold a very special place in my heard and I wish I could be with you.

I am so glad that I got to spend time with your parents and to get to know your dad. He was a person who lived life with enthusiasm and joy. We should all be so lucky.

Take care of yourselves.