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Oliver F Kendall, W0KEN SK May 16, 2024 Age 92

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by K2HAT, May 28, 2024.

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  1. K2HAT

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    Oliver F Kendall, W0KEN SK


    Oliver "Ken" Kendall started his life journey on Christmas Day, 1931 in Hayward, WI and at 92, reached the end of his journey on May 16, 2024, in Pueblo, CO. Although his life voyage took him from one end of this country to the other, he finally settled in Florence/Williamsburg, CO as his home for the past 30 years.

    Oliver was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Oliver and Myrtle Marie Kendall and three brothers, Bruce, Tony and William Kendall. Also preceding him in death was the mother of his children, Joanne Robinson Kendall and his 15-year sweetheart, Lucile Ornelas.
    He is survived by two brothers, James Kendall (Green Bay, WI) and Christopher Kendall (Lead Hill, AR); his four children, Cynthia Sellards (Pueblo, CO), Verne Kendall (Parker, CO), Calvin Kendall (Las Cruces, NM) and Robert Kendall (Las Cruces, NM) who gave Oliver 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

    He will be missed by an enormous network of cousins, nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and friends that are far too numerous to list.

    As a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Retired, Oliver Kendall had more than 24 years of active duty in the military. He took his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago/Milwaukee, and the U.S. Navy Submarine School in New London, CT. He was a highly trained Chief Radioman, honored Naval Cryptologist and US Navy Electrician. He was proficient in Morse Code and a lifetime licensed member of the FCC National Amateur Radio Association (ARRL). In between his active duty in the Navy, Oliver spent several years as an officer for the Indiana State Highway Patrol and worked in radio and television broadcasting as an electronic engineer.

    "Ken", as he was known to his many friends, will be remembered most for his passion as an amateur radio operator (HAM), his love of music and dancing, and his reverential loyalty for law enforcement, the military and fellow veterans. He loved animals, fishing, and camping.
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