Kenneth Edward Meyer

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Kenneth Edward Meyer 81, of Los Angeles, California passed away on December 14, 2019 surrounded by his High School and College classmates while visiting his hometown in New Holstein, Wisconsin.

Ken had a huge heart which was evident for all of his life He was always available to lend a hand, never expecting anything in return,. Ken impacted many lives with his sense of humor, his "one liners" and his many stories that he told until he ran out of words. He was always smiling, always finding the good in everyone; he truly made this world a better place. Ken lost his father at a young age and was honored to walk his baby sister Mary down the aisle on her wedding day.

Ken was born in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Milton and Margaret Meyer on 18 January 1938. On the day of his birth his father was in North Canton, Ohio to begin work at the Hoover Vacuum Company and purchase a home. In 1942 the family moved to Great Neck Long Island where Milton began working at Sperry Gyroscope to support the war effort. In 1946 the family returned to North Canton, Ohio. That same year Milton passed away and the family moved back to it's roots in New Holstein, Wisconsin. Ken attended Holy Rosary Grade School, New Holstein High School and three Wisconsin colleges: St. Norbert College, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Following his college graduation, Ken moved to California to accept a position at an aerospace company, TRW. During his long career at TRW Ken traveled all over the world: He participated in the development of a seismology system that was installed during the winter in Fairbanks, Alaska. He traveled throughout Europe to support Army logistics systems and was embedded with patrolling NATO forces in Bosnia and Kosovo to support a satellite communication system used to track Army vehicles.

Ken's greatest enjoyments in life were his family, Christmas, the Green Bay Packers and playing poker with his lifelong friends. He was a devoted member of St. John Fisher Catholic church in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He married Sandra Ellen Lewinsky on 7 November 1970 and he is survived by two sons Marc (Joyce) and James (Dorothy) and two grandchildren Eloise and Vivianne Meyer. Ken was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra, one brother, Donald, and one sister, Mary. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Wayfarers Chapel at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, California on a date to be announced.

"Dad: Having to put your 81 years of life into these words has been extremely difficult as you have taught us all more than can be put into words. You are my superman. Thank you for being positive and strong. Your children will never forget you and never stop loving you. You gave us the best life a kid could ask for. My only wish is that I can be half the man you are.