Oct. 17, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Kenneth “Ken” H. Chalmers, 88, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend. He was born on April 22, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to Harry and Emily (nee Edman) Chalmers. He graduated from Menomonie High School in Menomonie, WI in 1948.
He was in the U.S. Navy as a cook and baker on the USS Leyte CV32. Ken married his love, on May 7, 1955 at St. Sebastian’s in Milwaukee, WI. Beginning his Tool & Die apprenticeship in 1952 at Globe Union, Ken retired in 1992, after working at Badger Meter for 39 years. He enjoyed nature, animals and was a quiet, loving man who loved being with his family.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mercedes; children, Scott (Ruth), Dana Chalmers, Drew (Shelley); grandchildren, Garrett and Devon Chalmers, Jessy (Bob) Perdan and Laney Vanscoy and his sister, Pat (John McDonald) Drake. He is further survived by nieces, Amy and April and their families, other relatives and many friends.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law John and Genevieve (nee Pottner) Ironside.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00PM on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086) with Father Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be at church on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00PM until 2:45PM.
Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association (620 S 76th Street, Suite 60 Milwaukee, WI 53214-1599).
A special thank you to Dr. Mani and the MCU team at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.