Ken, 88, was Retired Army Colonel, and so well-loved by his family and friends. He received regular visits from them all, and from ABODE supporter Hal Smarkola – a Retired Air Force Colonel. Hal makes it his mission to visit every vet who comes to ABODE, and he often shares his experiences on Facebook. That’s Hal on the left with Ken and Ken’s son Allan, a Chinook pilot.
All four of Ken’s children visited him often – his daughter Patty was with him when he died. He also had quite a few lady friends who doted on him, making sure his room was arranged just the way they knew he would like.
Ken served our country with honor, and we were very honored to serve him and help walk him home.