Kenneth ‘Ken’ Vincent
Kenneth "Ken" Vincent of Waukesha, surrounded by his family, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Avalon Manor at the age of 86 years.
After high school, Ken worked at the Waukesha Motor Works until he was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 10, 1951. He proudly served his country until July 30, 1953. When Ken was discharged, he started "The PX" or Jack & Ken’s Beer Depot with his sister, Virginia, and brother-in-law, Jack Conway. Due to their success, they opened a second location called East Side Beverage. Ken would employ his brothers, brothers-in-law and nephews to do his deliveries during the busy holiday season of Christmas and New Year’s. He will be remembered as "Mr. Generosity," always caring for his family and friends.
Ken will be deeply missed by his brother, Morlin "Mike" (Cathy) Vincent of Fort Worth, Texas, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He loved all his nieces and nephews, but remained particularly close to Michael Vincent and Cynthia (Bob) Deatrick as he aged and required more help and attention.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Eugene and Pearl Minnie (nee Clarke) Vincent; siblings, Everal Jackson, Elliot Vincent, Virginia Conway, Charles Vincent, Donald Vincent, Dorothy Radomski, Shirley Petersen and Ronald Vincent; and some of his nieces and nephews.
The visitation for Ken will be held from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Friday, April 28, followed by a 12 noon funeral service at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
Burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials for Ken are appreciated to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinsons Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10305, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,www.Michaeljfox.org.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, the online obituary or directions, please visitwww.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call the funeral home at 262-5426609.