Kenneth Arthur Bojan 81
Rockford, IL, went to be with our Lord on May 23,2021 following a brief illness.
Ken was born June 1,1939, in Detroit Michigan. He attended schools Fitzgerald Elementary, Post Intermediate, and Cass Technical H.S. He attended the University of Detroit and the University of Iowa, graduating with a B.A. in 1964. Ken worked for Square-D while still at U of I. He also served in the Army reserves. Ken moved to Euclid and then Racine, Wisconsin, and then to Rockford, Illinois, for the rest of his career. Ken worked as a Software Engineer for the Barber-Colman Company for many years.
Ken loved sports. I his younger years, Ken competed in Judo and played hockey. Although he lived most of his life alone, Ken poured his life into others. He mentored a friend, Jesse Koontz, through much of Jesse’s life. He poured his life into countless others as a successful coach for many years in Rockford boy’s fastpitch softball. In his retired years, Ken volunteered his time at the local charity Love Inc.
Ken liked to travel out west, where most of his relatives lived. His favorite was Colorado. Ken liked to get out to see and to do things. Later in life Ken moved into Rockford’s Wesley Willows. At his home there, he loved his constant dog companion Skye. Ken’s favorite pastimes included taking Skye to the local dog park. Ken also enjoyed going to his favorite restaurants (Gills/Docs/Mr.C’s), spending time talking with friends, and continually asking the waitresses for a refills on coffee. We will miss you Ken.
Ken is survived by brother John (Jim) Bojan and his children Kim Himle(h. Larry), Terri Light, Michele Hooks(h. Al) and John Bojan, along with sister Elaine's children Wayne Camarena and Kelly Carlson, along with five great nieces and nephews plus three great-great nieces and nephews.
Ken was predeceased by his father John Walter Bojan, mother Mina Marie (Stafford) Bojan, sister Elaine (Bojan) Carlson, and brother John's wife Patricia.
Memorial visitation Friday, June 18, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. in Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services Ltd, 6825 Weaver Road with Rev. Dean Parker, officiating.