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“To the Wesolowski Family, Our hearts are heavy with the news of Ken's passing. Ken was a wonderful man and made the yearly tax time a pleasant task...Read More »
1 of 60 | Posted by: Dick and Kathy Larson - Pine, AZ

“I was surprised to read the email detailing Ken's passing. I enjoyed so much visiting Verde Valley area and the formation and training we provided...Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Armand Brooks - Peoria, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. Ken was my landlord for 13 years. He was a very kind man and I will never forget how good he was to me and my children. ”
3 of 60 | Posted by: Annette Pittman - Cornville, AZ

“Dear Kathy & family my thoughts & prayers are with you. It sadden me to hear of his death. If you need anything please give me a call. ”
4 of 60 | Posted by: Sherry Seaman - Camp Verde, AZ

“Ken, You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You will be missed by all that new you. ”
5 of 60 | Posted by: Mitch & Julie Levy - Phoenix, AZ

“Kathy and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Reading the obituary, it is obvious he was a well loved, active member of the community and I am...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Bob and Bonnie Fox - Rochester, MN

“Kathy & Family, On the day that Janet & I came into the world of HOG 2 yrs ago, we were greeted a Tall Guy with Silver hair, a white pressed shirt &...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: Larry & Janet Cowley - AZ

“Aunt Kathy, Shawn, Cory, & Clint, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Ken's passing and also that I cannot attend the funeral today. I know that...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Darren Horejsi - Seattle, WA

“Shawn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 60 | Posted by: Kathy Larsen - Glendale, AZ

“Dear Kathy & family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Ken's accident and passing. He will be missed but the many fun times will always be with us!...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: Chere' & Larry Blake - Phoenix, AZ

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory, Clint and Family: We are saddened by the loss of Ken. You are all in our thoughts and we know that he will live on in everyone's...Read More »
11 of 60 | Posted by: Bryan Thompson - Cottonwood, AZ

“Our Thoughts and Prayers of Peace are with your family. Dave "Indy" Daniels - President Black Sheep Harley Davidson's for Christ San Tan Chapter ”
12 of 60 | Posted by: Dave Daniels - mesa, AZ

“Dear Kathy, I recently read a book by Wm. Young called “The Shack”. In this book the lead character loses a loved one suddenly and...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Pete and Susan Dutoit - Anthem, AZ

“Dear Kathy, Sean, Clint, Cory, Family & Friends, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in your time of grief and loss. We will miss and...Read More »
14 of 60 | Posted by: Buddy, Jack & Frank Stubbs and your family at Harley-Davidson - AZ

“Ken,I’m confident we’ll ride again together 1 day,maybe on real horses not steel,but we’ll be riding anyway as we share the love...Read More »
15 of 60 | Posted by: John Valentine - Black Sheep HFDC ✞ - HOG Ant - AZ

“Kathy & Family -- Bruce & I were very saddened to hear that Ken had a fatal accident. You are all in our thoughts. We hope that your tears of grief...Read More »
16 of 60 | Posted by: Becky Renstrom Rogers - Escondido, CA

“Kathy & Family -- We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you all. Bill & I will be unable to attend the services as I am...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: MaryAnne & Bill Renstrom - CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Debbie and I hadn't known Ken long, but instantly fell in love with his personality and charm....Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Tracy Kelly - Peoria, AZ

“Kathy and family, Our heart goes out to all of you. Ken was a sweetheart. We are happy to have had him as a friend and part of the Harley family...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: Dannie and Darlene Sharp - AZ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wesolowski family at this time. Ken was a terrific guy and will be missed. ”
20 of 60 | Posted by: Geoff Hanson - Phoenix, AZ

“Kathy and Family, Ken will be missed greatly by all that came to know him. For his friendly open smile and wanting to help were ever he could. Ken...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Michael Kavulich - Surprise, AZ

“Let us pray that the Lord of Hosts & His angels surround this family in the coming days, blanketing each one with the perfect measure of love, giving...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: Alana - Phoenix, AZ

“Kathy, Sean, Clint, Cory & families, We were so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Enjoy the many good memories that were made over the years...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: Michelle (Lippert) Hubbard - MN

“WE ONLY TALKED A FEW TIMES ON RIDES AND MEETINGS .. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO SEE WHAT A GREAT ,FRIENDLY ,LOVING FAMILY MAN YOU WERE ..YOU WILL BE...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: FRANK DIMARCO - cleveland, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Ken will be missed so very much by all of us in the HOG chapter. ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Jerry Eason - Black Canyon City, AZ

“On behalf of my immediate family as well as my extended family the Black Sheep, My wife and I would like express to Ken's family that our prayers are...Read More »
26 of 60 | Posted by: Ray Lickliter - Phoenix, AZ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We'll miss seeing Ken at the HOG chapter meetings and hearing his treasury reports. May...Read More »
27 of 60 | Posted by: Dave and Sharon Steep - Peoria, AZ

“Kathy & family, we are very to have heard of this tragic news & even more importantly your loss. Please know you are in our prayers during this...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Jim Painter - Glendale, AZ

“Kathy, Sean, Clint & Cory: We are so shocked and saddened with the passing of Ken. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We always loved to see...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Ray & Pat Selna - Clarkdale, AZ

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory and Clint, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers. He is now with Our Father in heaven and at...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Maria Blanchard - Cornville, AZ

“Kathy, We are shocked and saddened with the loss of Ken. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God blessed us with the short time we had with him...Read More »
31 of 60 | Posted by: Ken and Talli Hewlett - phoenix, AZ

“You are with God now Ken and we will all see you soon.The pain is great now, but the joy will be even greater when we all meet again. ”
32 of 60 | Posted by: Mark & Barb Bryant - El Mirage, AZ

“Everyone in the Club & at the Dealership will miss Ken. He was the tall, quiet, Wrangler, cowboy boot wearin' GOOD GUY of the group. "It was...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: DUFF - Deer Valley, AZ

“Ken will be missed by all of us. Our family prays for Ken's family to have strength during this time. ”
34 of 60 | Posted by: Steven Schippel - Anthem, AZ

“Kathy I only met Ken about two years ago at our H.O.G meetings, We became fast friends as was his way of being so approachable and friendly, I sat...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: Rory Kraft Sr. - Glendale, AZ

“Dear Kathy and Family, You have been in my thoughts and prayers since the very day of the accident that took Ken. I was on the ride that day and...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: Don Houdeshell - Sun City West, AZ

“Kathy and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our prayers at this difficult time. Belinda Renstrom Reed ”
37 of 60 | Posted by: Belinda Reed - Woodbury, MN

“Dear Kathy, Sean, Clint and Cory, We were stunned and deeply saddened to learn of Ken's tragic accident. We extend our deepest condolences. You...Read More »
38 of 60 | Posted by: Paul and Maureen Foley - AZ

“Kathy,and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of Ken. Rich & Linda VanTilborg ”
39 of 60 | Posted by: Rich and Linda - Cottonwood, AZ

“I am still in shock. I am so very sorry for your loss and our loss, too. I will certainly miss working with Ken and seeing him in the Circle W...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy Imus - Cottonwood, AZ

“We are shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you all. ”
41 of 60 | Posted by: Mike and Roberta Westcott - AZ

“Aunt Kathy, Shawn, Cory, Clint, and families--my heart breaks for all of you! I will never forget the brilliant, generous and funny man that Uncle...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Kristi Ash - Ashland, OR

“Was truly devasted to see Ken's picture online today - he was such a sweetheart and although we didn't know each other personally know that he was a...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Linda Rayburn - Camp Verde, AZ

“We will miss you and I particularly will always remember the times we spent in your office together plotting our next strategies and listening to...Read More »
44 of 60 | Posted by: Jay Wick & Family - Glendale, AZ

“Sending you all of our love and prayers during this difficult time. May the Lord watch over your family and provide you each with comfort knowing Ken...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: David Van Patten - Gilbert, AZ

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory, Clint and all the family members -- We were truly shocked and saddened about the news of Ken. He was a gracious and good friend...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: MaryAnn Eggert - Cottonwood, AZ

“Ken's light had shown on so many people... He will be missed by all who knew him. May the strenghth of god and your family sustain you in your grief....Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Steve and Renee Lippert - Page, AZ

“Dear Kathy, Shawn, Cory and Clint, You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come. We wish you strength to...Read More »
48 of 60 | Posted by: Lynda Adams & JR Medlock - AZ

“Weslowski Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you all and know that Ken will be greatly missed. God bless, Mary Ellen Quinn ”
49 of 60 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Quinn - Pleasanton, CA

“Ken was a wonderful man who will be missed. He was a self-made man with an incredibly strong work ethic. I will cherish the fond memories I have of...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Shea Wesolowski - Scottsdale, AZ

“Dear Cory,Shea, Callyn and family: We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Mike and Maureen...Read More »
51 of 60 | Posted by: Maureen Burke - Alexandria, VA

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory, Clint, my heart just goes out to you, what a tragic loss, your in my thoughts and prayers and so glad your all there together. ...Read More »
52 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy Focht - East Wenatchee, WA

“We are truely saddened by the news of Ken's passing. May your memories of him fill your hearts and help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Steve and Cindy Page - Cornville, AZ

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you. May the love of those around you provide strength and help you through the days ahead. Our...Read More »
54 of 60 | Posted by: Denise and Karen Dedrick - AZ

“Will miss him. Enjoyed him at KOC meetings and on motorcycle rides. Sad ”
55 of 60 | Posted by: Jeff and Val Leonard - Cottonwood, AZ

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family. Ken lived the life of an extraordinary husband, father, and so much more. ...Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: Cheryl Davern - Scottsdale, AZ

“To Our Dear Friends, We are so saddened by your family's loss. Our hearts go out to all of you. Sending all our prayers for strength and guidance...Read More »
57 of 60 | Posted by: Adam and Jodi Harrington - NM

“We were extremely sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your faith in God guide you through this difficult time. ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Jason Semo - Albany, NY

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory, & Clint. We would like to wish you strength and peace in this difficult time. Ken was a great man. I will remember fondly the...Read More »
59 of 60 | Posted by: D.K. & Aileen Green - Cottonwood, AZ

“Kathy, Shawn, Cory and Clint We were saddened and heartbroken with the news of Ken's passing. The world has lost a true gentleman. Please know...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Tom and Donna Green - Cottonwood, AZ


Kenneth John Wesolowski, 66, of Munds Park, formerly of Cottonwood, died September 18, 2011 as a result of a motorcycle accident outside of Payson. He was born September 22, 1944 in Grafton, North Dakota the son of Theodore and Ruth Wesolowski. He attended schools in Warren, Minnesota and Grafton, North Dakota. Ken was a graduate of University of North Dakota with a degree in Accounting. He served in the National Guard in Flagstaff and North Dakota. From 1971-1976 he was the Assistant Comptroller at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. From 1976-1984 Ken owned and operated the Montgomery Ward franchise in Cottonwood. In 1985 Ken formed Circle W Business Services which he still operated and has been joined by two of his sons. Ken was a community philanthropist and was active in organizations such as United Way and Boy Scouts. He was one of the founders of Northern Arizona Society of Enrolled Agents. He was devoted to his catholic religon as demonstrated by 35 years of service to the Knights of Columbus where he served a past grand knight of the Verde Council #2493, past district deputy and was a founder of the Father Hurley Verde Valley Assembly 2747, Fourth Degree. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Mission Catholic Church in Clarkdale and more recently St. Rose Catholic Church in Anthem. Ken enjoyed his grandchildren, boating at Lake Powell, ATVing and motorcycle riding. He was certified as a Road Captain. His children and grandchildren will miss his activities, hikes and nature walks. He was preced in death by his parents. Ken is survived by his wife of 38 years Kathy; three sons, Shawn (Heidi) of Phoenix, Cory (Shea) of Scottsdale and Clint (Lindsey) of Phoenix; brothers Jim of Florida, Dale of Camp Verde and Wayne of Apache Junction; sisters Bev (Ron) of Gilbert, Joyce of Apache Junction, Vickie of Grafton, North Dakota, Debbie (Rick) of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marjean of North Dakota; six grandchildren. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME:Services will begin with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 11:45 followed by Funeral Mass on Saturday April 24 at St. Rose Catholic Church, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle in Anthem at. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to St. Mary's Food Bank, c/o Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson, 41715 N. 41st Drive Anthem AZ 85086. An online guestbook is available at ww.westcottfuneralhome.com

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