In Loving Memory of a Hero
Kenneth Warren Swenk, age 90, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2023 due to health issues. He was born in Vandergrift, PA, to Lawrence and Sarah Swenk. He married, Mary Elizabeth Stevens, in February of 1955 while both were serving in the military.
He loved to Bowl in leagues and tournaments. He has bowled, not 1, but 2 perfect 300 games during his life. He was a hero to his kids, grandkids & great-grandkids. He also shared his love for Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Traveling, and GOD.
Ken attained the rank of Master Sergeant in the US Air Force in the Security Police field and Legal Office, Serving tours in Korea and Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After 26 years in the USAF Ken retired and started teaching Military drills, customs, and history at Newport High School in the USAF ROTC program, for nearly the next 20 years.
A favorite Bible verse of veterans is, Psalms 23—
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Ken is survived by his daughter Robin Moore, his 2 sons Ken Jr and his wife Donna Jean, Steven and his wife Donna Rae; 11 grandchildren, April Swenk, Brian Swenk, James Moore, Christopher Moore, Samantha Lyon, Neal Swenk, Amanda Sweiwe, Brittney Swenk, Nina Swenk, John Spence and Laura Spence; plus 24 great-grandchildren- Nico Mendoza, Isabelle Lyon, Raelynn Lyon, Lillian Lyon, Owen Swenk, Liam Swenk Charli Jo Swenk, Blaze Brodeur, Jade Brodeur, Jordan Norris, Alivia Hunley, Drew McComas, Paige McComas, Vincent Swenk, Guinevere Swenk, Leeana Swenk, Attica Swenk, Atlas Swenk, Trinity Kelly, Hope Kelly, Faith Asterno, Evan Swenk, Aiden Curtsinger, Dorian Schreiner, and Milayna Schreiner and his many nephews and nieces. All of them he loved and touched deeply.
His love for the First Church of Christ and his Faith in the Lord was unwavering. Above everything else, he was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. However, he will be missed because he will forever live within our hearts and spirit.
Please join us in celebrating his life Monday, January 31, 2023 at First Church of Christ, Burlington Campus, 8060 Camp Ernest Rd, Burlington KY
Visitation between 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either of the charities below.
https://www.stjude.org/ or https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/