Kenneth M. Peterson 1947 - 2011 Manhattan
Paid family tribute
Kenneth M. Peterson, age 64, of Manhattan, died September 19, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 22, 1947, in Colby, Kansas, the son of Ernest Milton and Doris Ruby (Marcuson) Peterson.
Ken grew up in Atwood, Kansas on the family farm. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1969 with a degree in Biochemistry. He was a member of ROTC during college and served two years in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was discharged at the rank of Captain.
Following his military service he returned to Atwood to farm with his family. He began working as a crop adjuster for Rain and Hail Crop Insurance Services and later became a Field Supervisor for the state of Kansas and moved to Manhattan in 1999. His job afforded him the opportunity to travel the state and enjoy the wide open spaces.
In his youth, he was a member of the Kansas Young Farmers organization. He loved to fish, hunt, and spend time with his family. His greatest joy was taking his grandchildren fishing.
On January 29, 1967, in Kansas City, Missouri, he married Patricia June White. Mrs. Peterson survives of the home. Additional survivors include his two children: Shannon Kimball and her husband Jason of Lawrence, KS, and William Peterson and his wife Diane of Overland Park, KS; his mother, Doris of Atwood; two brothers: Wayne Peterson and his wife Ardis of Junction City, KS, and Gregory Peterson and his wife Brenda of Atwood, KS; and three grandchildren: Ian and Logan Kimball and Sydney Peterson.
Ken was preceded in death by his father in 1989.
Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Pat Weyrauch officiating.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Tuttle Creek Lake Association Youth Fishing Clinic. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.