Kenneth K. "Ken" Emme, 90, of Monticello, passed away at 5:30 am, Friday, August 12, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on April 6, 1926 in Chicago to the late Ferdinand W. and Ora (Keith) Emme. In 1950, he married the former Elizabeth Ann Fultz, of Logansport, who preceded him in death in 1976. He eloped to Illinois and married the former Dorothy M. Beaulieu on March 9, 1987, and she survives.
He proudly served his country during WWII, serving in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Saratoga in the Pacific Theatre. He remained involved in local veteran organizations.
He was a member of the Monticello American Legion, AmVets, and VFW. Ken was also a loyal member of the Monticello Funeral Honor Guard.
He was also a member of the Monticello Kiwanis Club, where he was a past treasurer, SFLECC, and Libanus Lodge #154 F&AM.
He was retired from Exide Battery in Logansport.
He enjoyed dancing, reading suspense and Military History books, watching Lawrence Welk, cooking, and bringing the family together for times of fellowship and fun. He also loved watching or listening to his beloved Cubbies on the radio. Above all, he cherished time spent with his grandkids whether shooting them with water pistols, boating and swimming with them, or treating them to a lunch of free samples at Sams Club. All who knew Ken knew he had a dry sense of humor and was always equipped with a good joke.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by his daughter, Cassandra (Dean) Davenport of Logansport; stepchildren, Sharon (Bob) Williams of Brookston, Lisa (Larry) Farney of Oxford, Cindy (Bill) Jones of Lakeside, AZ, and Kevin Coble of Monticello; grandchildren, Sarah, Brian, Jaci, Nicole, Danielle, Justin, and Breanna; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by stepson, Doug Coble; and sisters, Helen Nelson and Mildred Stock.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the American Legion Post #81 in Monticello from noon to 2pm, for a time of sharing, remembering, and in keeping with Ken's love of cooking and bringing people together, food will be provided.
Funeral services celebrating Ken's life will follow at 2pm at the American Legion Post with Rev. Lyle Ewing of the Monticello First Presbyterian Church officiating. Full military rites will be rendered immediately following services.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Monticello Funeral Honor Guard or to the Lafayette Honor Flight Program with envelopes available at the American Legion Post.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com