Black, Kenneth Roy

Black, Kenneth Roy

September 11, 1940 – May 30, 2016
Age 75 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away May 30, 2016 from complications with ALS. Born on September 11, 1940 in Russell, Minnesota, Ken will be deeply missed by his wife Karen, son Keith (Lisa), grandchildren (Kenny, David, Derek), son Kyle (Anna), daughter Tiffanie, and numerous foster children that he and his wife cared for over the past 30 years, including the beloved Dmitri L. as the last foster member of their family. He was preceded in death by his brothers (Harold, Howie, William Jr.) and sisters (Babe, Kelly, Vivian, Love Joy) and is survived by his brother (Raymond), sisters (Ethel, Evelyn, Inez, June), and many loving relatives and friends. Ken retired as a Maintenance Engineer from the Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burns-ville, MN) after more than 30 years of service working for a man that he considers a brother, Mike L. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin, making people laugh, and working with his hands. The Black family would like to thank the ALS/MS Foundation and the Fairview Hospice team for all of their love and support. Memorial service will be on June 6, 2016 at Hope Church, 7132 Portland Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423, (612-866-4055). Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; service at 11:00 am. Luncheon will follow. Memorials may be kindly directed to the Black family or to the ALS Association. In lieu of thank you cards, the Ken Black family will be making a contribution to the ALS Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 1, 2016)