Kenneth E. Wright Sr.
Kenneth E. Wright, Sr., age 73, of Janesville, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center, Fort Atkinson.
He was born in Beloit on Aug. 12, 1938, the son of Charles Emmett and Geraldine (Canfield) Wright. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. Ken married Shirley D. Hatlen in Janesville on Sept. 3, 1992. He had been employed by General Motors, Dana Corp and Generac. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, enjoyed fishing and camping, and was an avid Brewers and Packer fan.
Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley Wright; 3 children: Susan Matson of Janesville, Kenneth (Vicky) Wright, Jr. of Janesville and Tammy (Shawn) Gerke of Whitewater; 4 step children: Dean Preuss of Huron, MN, Tammie Nehls of Janesville, Danny (friend, Tamara) Preuss of Stoughton and Chris (friend, Carolyn) Preuss of Janesville; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 3 siblings: Ellen (Charles) Forstrom of Evansville, Markham (friend, Barb) Saunders of Janesville and Jean (Paul) Fletcher of Chelsea, MI; and 3 step siblings: Phyllis Dooley of Beloit, Jim (Doris) Saunders of Bryon, TX and Lee (Pat) Saunders of Edgerton. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sandra Schmidt; and 3 step brothers: Allen, Rick and Bob Saunders.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL with Rev. Dave Krohn officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park with full military honors. A visitaiton will be held on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Milton Lawns Chapel. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Golden Living Center, Fort Atkinson and the VA Hospital, Madison for the loving care provided for Ken.