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Kenneth C. Aiken

May 8, 1927 July 29, 2006
Kenneth C. Aiken
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KENNETH C. AIKEN, 79, of 629 W. Lincolnway, Morrison, IL died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his home. Ken was born may 8, 1927, in Morrison, IL, to Clarence and Pansy (Birdsall) Aiken. He was educated in the Prairie Center Grade School in rural Whiteside County and graduated from Morrison High School. He married Josephine "Josie" Mann on October 12, 1950 in Shawneetown, IL. She died on January 14, 2004. From 1945 "1949 Ken worked for J.A. Bull & Sons. He then entered the Army, returning to work for J.A. Bull & Sons in 1950. He re-entered the Army and served during the Korean War. Following his return home he worked for Workman Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Morrison until 1980. From 1980-1989 he worked in maintenance for the Whiteside County Jail, and most recently he transferred cars for Chuck Lindsay Chevrolet of Morrison. He was a 35-year member of the Morrison Fire Dept., serving as Fire Chief for 9 years. He was past president of the Blackhawk Fire Fighters Association, had served a term as alderman in Morrison, and was a member of the I.O.O.F. since 1945. He was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328, the Morrison Sportsman"s Club, and the N.R.A. He enjoyed hunting and shooting, and built and raced cars for 15 years. He was a fan of NASCAR and NHRA. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Aiken of Morrison and Elaine (Mrs. Michael) Seevers of Cordova, IL; one son, Gary (Shelley) Aiken of New Caney, TX; three grandchildren, Ryan, Courtney, Brianna Aiken; special friend, Mary Pierce; his special dog, Rain Drop. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie.

FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 10:30 AM - Wednesday August 2, 2006 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING CLERGY Rev. Kathy Remley, Pastor of Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, IL VISITATION 2:00 " 4:00 p.m and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 1, 2006 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL

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