Kenneth Ward Perkins

Kenneth Ward Perkins, Age 72, of Mauston Wisconsin went home to be with our Heavenly Father and his beloved wife Barbara on Friday, April, 5th 2019.

Kenneth was born on March 14, 1947, in Bedford Indiana the son of the late Gordon and Mary Ann Marquart- Perkins. Kenneth was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara on March 10th, 1989. Kenneth served 4 years in the US Navy on the guided missile destroyer the USS Dewey. Kenneth worked at FCI Oxford Prison in Oxford Wi for 25 years. He took great pride in his career and was loved and respected by his fellow correctional officers whom he considered his family. He knew that should anything ever happen they had his back and he had theirs.  He loved to go dancing with his wife Barbara, hunting, classic country music, collecting movies, eagles, coins and word find puzzles. Most of all he dearly loved his family and friends. Many of his children’s friends came to love him as their own father and in return, he loved them as if they were.

Kenneth is survived by his children Troy (Christine) Perkins of Adams, Shawn (Joe) Capogreca of New Lisbon, Jolynn Moore of Tennessee, Christine (Thomas) Nimmo of Clinton, William Rosier of Casenovia, Sam (Melissa) Wood of Wild Rose, Anita Braun of Illinois, Lisa (John) Warner of Mauston and Otto (Corrina) Fritz of North Dakota.  Kenneth is survived by his brothers Stephen Krogh of Mauston, Don Krogh of Mauston, Russell Krogh of Palau. Kenneth is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren other extended family members and special friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his Parents Gordon and Mary Ann, his Wife Barbara, an infant sister Karen, and his sister Kathleen.

A family graveside burial with Military Honors will be held with a memorial picnic to follow. Date to be determined.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Fairview Nursing home in Mauston Wi for taking such good care of Ken. The staff truly cared for him as he truly cared for each of you and to Dr. Bjelland for many years of great care.  Ken and Barb were so very blessed to have had such a special friendship with Barb and Tim Forsythe. They cherished you both.

Kenneth was a devoted Husband, Father, and Brother. His passing will leave a space in our hearts no one can fill. Heaven now has the only Hero we will ever know.

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  1. Tom Gruenwald says:

    Ken was a great guy. He was liked by everyone. Got along with everyone. It was honor working with him.
    He will be truly missed

  2. Bill L Jones - Chaplain says:

    Just heard about Kenny. What a great guy! His smile and laugh, I will always remember. To his son, Troy, whom I worked with at SRSTC, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all Kenny’s family. Kenny was an outstanding man!!

  3. Richard G Jeske says:

    Kenny was a great mentor and coworker who had your back. I enjoyed working with Kenny whenever the opportunity provided. Rest in peace brother.

  4. Al Arndt says:

    I worked all of the posts at Oxford with Kenny, easy going, a man full of knowledge. I stopped in to see him earlier this year, same smile and friendly person even after working with some of the bad attitude inmates. Papa Smurf you are missed and God speed to you, RIP my friend.

  5. Klaus says:

    Kenny took me under his wing when I first started at Oxford. He will be missed.

  6. Diane Madison says:

    Kenny, you were always a kind and thoughtful brother-in-law. There is an empty place in my heart for both you and my sister Barb. May you both rest in God’s love and peace and may God’s love be with all of the family in this time of sorrow.

  7. Sacramenta Landrum says:

    To the Perkins family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Kenneth. In God’s Psalms 83:18 word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death, to be fulfilled very soon by his son Jesus Christ a resurrection back to life for both the righteous and the unrighteous Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29.
    Right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5

  8. Michael Hamm says:

    Kenny was a coworker who had a positive impact on those of us who were luckily enough to have worked with him. He always had a smile on his face and lifted our spirits. I respected his advice at work and he helped all of us. He made a good strong cup of Joe that I developed a taste for 🙂 My condolences to family and friends.

  9. Art and June Bernard says:

    So very sorry to hear about your loss.

  10. Jeanette (Marquardt) Bean says:

    Although I have never met my cousin Kenny or if I did I was to young to remember. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and know I hold you each close to my heart in prayer for peace and comfort.

  11. Jon says:

    Kenny was great guy with a smile on his face all the time. He taught me a lot and was well respected at Oxford. He will be missed

  12. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I are sending our love and prayers.❤️?

  13. Jennifer Schultz says:

    My heart goes out to you all in this time of need! Ken was a great guy I’m glad to have the chance to get to know him at Fairview! He will be missed by so many! He got his wings know fly hi with barb!

  14. Jo Lynn Moore says:

    I truly loved my Dad, hard and strong… “ Do it right the fist time and be proud” he would say. Soft, kind and gentle “ I love you Joey, heart and soul, you will be ok ya ur strong” The strong words he gave me have always come back to me in life, but now they come in louder waves. I can still hear you Dad, miss you until I see you again

  15. Deb Burtner says:

    Every time I hear the song I got you babe I remember them how they played that song every night before they went to bed I loved them both

  16. Al Jones says:

    Kenny was always my go to guy. A great man to many co-workers, well respected and someone who you could count on. Sorry for you loss go to the family and kenny will never be forgotten and a corner stone to many.

  17. William/bj says:

    I love you so much dad and say hi to mom

  18. Patricia Pietrzak says:

    Troy & Chrissy, So sorry about Kenny. I worked in the prison when he was there. Such a nice guy. Rest in Peace Kenny.

  19. Alissa says:

    He was a great man and I feel very blessed I got to meet him. My condolences and prayers go to the entire family.

  20. alexus says:

    RIP papa I love you so much ? and I miss you so much I hope you see grandma up there ??

  21. Barb and Kevin McCue says:

    Shawn and Joe, Chris, Troy and Christine, and all of your family, We are so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Your Mom and Dad are together again. Hugs and prayers.

  22. Becky Pease says:

    Kenny was a coworker I always loved seeing working in “control”. It is true that if he was in there, you felt safer and like your words said, you knew someone had your back! I loved his smile and wit! Rest In Peace…God bless!

  23. Denise says:

    Kenny, you were so much more than my coworker, teacher, mentor and most importantly someone who believed in me. Thank you from my heart for that. Condolences to your family. Go with God my friend.

  24. Christine Perkins-Nimmo says:

    I will forever miss you Dad…. ? you truly were this lil girls hero.

  25. Barb & Tim Forsythe says:

    Kenny I looked up to you & loved the Friendship we had.You & Barbie dance in heaven pain free. The 2 Of You Will Always Have A Special Place In My Heart, Forever & Ever AMEN GOD BLESS

  26. Tyler Ward says:

    RIP Grandpa. We will miss you. ?