Ken was born to eternal life on November 8, 2021 at the age of 87. He was a resident of Alexian Village in Milwaukee. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and John MacKenzie, beloved spouses Joan MacKenzie (nee Nolting) and Mary MacKenzie (nee DeBruin), daughter Eileen Blais, and great-granddaughter Kaileigh Petersen. He was the loving father of Ken (Judy) MacKenzie, Mary (Kjetil) Nevstad, Noreen (Kurt) Kamka, and Jack (Carrie) MacKenzie, stepson Brian (Jodi) Manion and stepdaughter Laura Manion (partner Todd Burton). Ken was so proud of his 16 grandchildren: Kenneth MacKenzie, Madeline (Tim) Petersen, Angela (Jeff Lindenmuth) MacKenzie, Bridget (Robert) Clemens, William Nevstad, Helene (Henrik) Flinstad, Daniel Nevstad, Konnor Kamka , MacKenzie (David) Kamka Perry, Kathryn Blais, Kaitlin, Jack and Sarah MacKenzie, David, Michael and Kevin Manion, and great-grandson Harry Petersen. He was the dear brother of Joan Wenzel, Susan Kennedy and Bette (David) Gillis. Ken is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Ken served in the US Army and was a CPA, earning an Accounting degree from DePaul University and a Masters of Science in Management from Lake Forest College. Having lived most of his life in Chicago and Addison, Illinois, Ken, Joan and their family relocated to Whitefish Bay in 1978. Ken achieved notable success in his career, retiring as an executive of the Marcus Corporation. He will be most remembered by his family as a man of great integrity, faith, intelligence and humor who valued his family above all else. Ken will be profoundly missed. We will cherish our memories and be comforted in the knowledge that one day we will meet again.
Visitation will be at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Alexian Village Chapel, located at 9301 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee. Per current regulations, masks will be required. Internment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Masses or donations to Fenwick High School or Horizon Hospice appreciated.
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