Kenneth E. Link Sr., 72, of Lynn Center, IL died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at home. Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in the Western Township Cemetery in Orion. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born September 10, 1944 in Warren County, IL to Ralph Jr. and Mildred Chick Link. He attended Sherrard High School. In 1965, he was drafted into the U.S. Army serving in Germany until 1967. On April 23, 1968, he married Frances E. Young in Aledo, IL.
He was employed at Civil Constructors in East Moline and Langman Construction in Rock Island for many years.
Ken was a member of Teamsters Local #371 and Laborers Local #309 (48 years).
He loved listening to country music especially his friend, David Church, mowing the farm, tinkering with his equipment and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; one son, Kenneth Link Jr. of Osco, IL; 2 grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brayden Link; former daughter-in-law, Barbara Link, all of Orion; one sister, Janet Mitchell of Blue Grass, Iowa; one brother, Hank (Mary) Link of Monmouth, IL; sister-in-law, Judy Willis of Rio, IL; two uncles and one aunt, all of Oquawka; several nieces, nephews and cousins including a special niece, Carey (Andrew) Bancroft and their daughters, Elizabeth and Allison, all of Pooler, Georgia; special friends, Laurence and Roberta Ward of Alpha and Helen Carlson of Moline; his loyal feline companion, George.
His parents and sister, Lois Brammer preceded him in death.
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
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Friday, September 30th, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois
Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 10:00am, Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha