Kenneth Meilahn

Kenneth Meilahn, 66, of Kewaskum, found peace on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.

He was currently a resident of Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.

Ken was born on March 12, 1939 in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Walter and Ada (nee Schulz) Meilahn, and graduated from Kewaskum High School as valedictorian of the class of 1957.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kenís working life was spent assisting his brother in the operation of a small land surveying firm, where he was a very efficient and accurate instrument operator, until his retirement in 2001.

He also took pride in setting numerous large concrete monuments to preserve the control points of the U.S. Government Land Survey in the Washington County area.

His other interests included the study of history, especially of the Civil War of which he was very knowledgeable, traveling to Civil War battlefields and visiting most of the national parks west of the Mississippi.

Survivors include a sister, Yvonne (James) Garon of Appleton; a nephew, Steven (Jennette) Garon and their daughter Kaitlin of Bellevue, Wash.; two brothers, Dan Meilahn of Fairview Heights, Ill. and Ted Meilahn of Kewaskum; an aunt, Verona Habeck of Cascade; a foster nephew, S. Dean (Myong Sun) Hiett, serving with the U.S. Army in Korea and their children, Alex and Jamie; several cousins; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a special aunt, Meta L. Schulz.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb 3, at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum.

Rev. Jon Claude Bartlett will officiate, and burial will be in Union Cemetery in West Bend.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Lukeís Medical Center or the charity of oneís choice are appreciated.

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