September 14, 1931 - September 12, 2022
Ken Lauridsen, 90, of Henderson, IA, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Pastor Brad Schroeder officating. Burial will be in the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, IA. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the funeral on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral Home. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson is caring for Ken and his family.
Memorials: Family will direct memorials.
Ken Lauridsen, 90, of Henderson, IA, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA.
Kermit Gene Lauridsen, son of Jens and Karen (Rassmussen) Lauridsen, was born on September 14, 1931 in Sioux City, IA. He grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Morningside High School. Following high school he worked for Chicago Burlington and Quebec Railroad. He worked for the railroad for 20 years. He then worked for Sears Department Stores and Nebraska Furniture Mart until he retired.
Ken and Mary Ella Freeman were married on September 17, 1952 in Villisca, IA. They have made their home in Henderson since 1966.
Ken was a HAM radio operator for many years (W0LEC), volunteering his time at the church and any event in Henderson, enjoyed photography and video recording; had a joy for airplanes and flying; but most of all he loved his family.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary; son Jerry Lauridsen; and brother Carl Lauridsen
Ken is survived by his son, Larry Lauridsen and his wife Linda of Mineola, IA; two grandchildren, Taylor and Josie; other relatives and a host of many friends.