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Kenneth Duane Rosenow

June 18, 1953 - October 10, 2023
Racine, WI


Life Story / Obituary


Kenneth Duane Rosenow, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, passed away on October 10, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. born on June 18, 1953. in Sparta, Wisconsin. Ken married Susan Prochaska on January 21, 1981. They were married many years until cancer took her away in 2009. Ken met Patty Fellner in 2013 and they had ten wonderful years together. Ken was a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Ken was a sheet metal worker and a steam pipe fitter. He took great pride in his work and was involved in the construction of Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park. His dedication is honored with his name on a plaque outside the stadium, recognizing him as one of the construction workers.

Throughout the years, Ken had a passion for Harleys and spent many hours riding his motorcycle. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren, Billy, Abby, Levi, and Kira. Ken's love for his family and his Harleys brought him immense joy throughout his life. He loved his Green Bay Packers and attended at least 30 football games. He loved his music and went to many concerts throughout his lifetime. He attended ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon concerts, just to name a few.

Ken is survived by his loving partner, Patty Fellner, his children Eric Rosenow, Angie (Bill) Peterson, and Heather (Joe) Ayotte, his brother Alan (Carol) Rosenow, and his sister Bonnie (Earl Houck) Jackley. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldor and Lorraine (Thompson) Rosenow, his wife Susan (Prochaska) Rosenow, and his son Evan Rosenow.

Ken attended Union Grove High School and proudly served in the Navy from 1972 to 1978. He was stationed on the USS MITSCHER and served as an ordnance specialist. His dedication to his country and his military service will always be remembered.

In his free time, Ken enjoyed archery and woodworking. These hobbies allowed him to express his creativity and provided him with a sense of fulfillment.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Maresh Meredith Funeral Home in Racine, Wisconsin. No services will be held per Ken's wishes. The family appreciates all the support and condolences during this difficult time.

Ken Rosenow will forever be remembered for his love for family, dedication to his work, and his adventurous spirit. He leaves behind a lasting legacy and will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.