Kenneth Vordemesche

October 30, 1947 - May 5, 2020

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Vordemesche, Kenneth beloved husband of Karen Vordem Esche (nee Kesselring), loving father of Christopher (Kristine) Vordem Esche and Brian Vordem Esche, grandfather of Colleen, Calvin, Payton, Christopher II, Kendall, and Kristian, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ken passed May 5, 2020 at the age of 72. A private visitation will be held, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Debbie Geiger - May 14, 2020
Karen I’m so sorry for your loss!!! Ken was an awesome person and wonderfully hilarious!!! I loved working with him at General Electric back in the day!! He will be sorely missed!!
Lisa from Dr. Dowiatts - May 12, 2020
Karen, My heart breaks for you. He was a true man of integrity and class. I always told him he reminded me of my Dad, I am so sad...God is with you...and know everytime you all came in our office, you could see the love you had for each other, Much much Love, Lisa from Dr. Dowiatts
Lisa from Dr. Dowiatts - May 12, 2020
Karen, My heart breaks for you. He was a true man of integrity and class. I always told him he reminded me of my Dad, I am so sad...God is with you...and know everytime you all came in our office, you could see the love you had for each other, Much much Love, Lisa from Dr. Dowiatts
Lora & Charlie - May 10, 2020
Dear Karen, It was truly a sad day when we learned of Ken's passing. Ken was the real deal and will be sadly missed by those he touched, Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless!!
Larry and Sue Osmonson - May 10, 2020
Dear Karen and Family. Larry and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ken. I know you will miss him dearly. You were both so kind to us at Ponce and we will always remember that. Our prayers are with you.
Glenn and Marilyn - May 9, 2020
Our hearts are so heavy with the news about the death of Ken. It is so difficult to come up with words of comfort for you and your family. Our thought and prayers go out to you and may they bring you some comfort at this time of grief.
Sandy and Paul - May 9, 2020
Karen, our hearts break for you and your family. Ken was such a sweet man and we enjoyed getting closer over the past few years. Ken and Paul shared many interests and his absence will be sorely felt. We pray that time will bring you some peace.
seen white - May 8, 2020
dear karen, my heart is with you!! ken's smile and caring will go on forever!!♡♡♡
Carol and Ray McCarthy - May 8, 2020
Karen, We were do sorry to hear about Ken. Athough our friendship was has been for such a short time, we shared some special times, in Ponce. Neither of us will look at a pancake, without thinking of him. Our prayers go out to you, and your family, for strength and peace.
Cokey & George Blackwell - May 8, 2020
Dear Karen and family. I pray that the Lord will give you strength and wrap his arms around you during this time and always. We will miss Ken very much and always think of him especially every time we look at the hibiscus plants in our yard that you both gave to us and he enjoyed so much. Our deepest sympathy.
Chuck and Mary Ann Howard - May 7, 2020
Dear Karen and family, Chuck and I are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend. We will always hold memories of fun times with people who were ready for dinner or an adventure. We will miss the smile, the hugs and reminding Ken to buckle up.
Nancy Schatzle - May 7, 2020
Our Sympathy to you Karen and your Family. Even though we didn't connect often we've known you both for many years. Thank you for inviting us to sit with you at The Cone last year while we shared Family updates an enjoyed eating ice cream. May you rest in peace Ken. Rick and Nancy
David Scheiffele - May 6, 2020
My deepest condolences to my Aunt Karen, my cousins Brian and Chris, all the Vordem Esches and Ken's friends out there. Uncle Ken was truly a special man and I am glad to have known him. Although I wish it could have been longer, Ken left nothing behind but memories of good times with family and friends. He was blessed with a wonderful caring wife and they raised a great family. Always time for a joke or a hug, he always made you feel welcome and part of the event. Having survived growing up the youngest behind three sisters, he was always a prankster but always in a good way. Uncle Ken didn't like to sit back too much. Worked his way thru college and even after retirement took another job to stay busy. Learned so much there he and Karen decided to refinish our antique dining room table while visiting on vacation. He was so happy to celebrate his 50th anniversary with Aunt Karen last year. I borrowed his Harley one visit and took all my family out for a few quick loops that they still remember. Mostly I think about the good times around the table at night playing a few hands of rummy. He's already playing with Grandpa Ben if I know any better.
Donna Schaefer-Thompson - May 5, 2020
Uncle Kenny, I have such fond memories of you as we visited Ohio when I was young. I remember waiting anxiously to see you as you were the fun one! Even though you tried to annoy me, I loved every minute I had with you! A smile comes to my face whenever I think of you. God’s blessings to the Vordem Esche
Janet crace - May 5, 2020
Uncle Kenny you’ve earned your wings to heaven! We will miss you terribly and know your are celebrating in heaven with mom and rest of the Vordem Esche’s. I have always considered you our fun uncle from the times we were kids and you and Aunt Karen babysitting us. As a good, fun uncle we got to do things mom wasn’t so happy about - riding in the back of your convertible on blankets and NO seatbelt to rides on the back of your motorcycle. A piece of you will always be with us! Rest In Peace Uncle Kenny!
Mary Ann Flynn - May 5, 2020
I’ll miss you Uncle Kenny. You will forever be known as the Fun Uncle. We could never be sure of what you would say but we could always count on it being funny and sometimes off color. Thank you for loving us and making sure we knew that. Rest In Peace but I know you’ll be causing a little heck in heaven❤️
Janice Murphy - May 5, 2020
Dear cousins, so very sorry to hear this. Ken was a very special man. We will all miss him. Love and hugs , Janice