Kenneth Dale Ingerson was born at home in North Loup, Nebraska on July 18, 1937 to Cloyd and Rozella Ingerson. He is survived by his wife and loyal partner Alicia (Ace) his wife of 31 years. Ken was the third of six children. He is also survived by his sisters, Sylvia Markley, Judith Kron, Vida Death, Barbara Webb and Gonda Lilly. To this day they all adore him. Ken has 5 surviving children; Deborah, William, Cloyd, Cheryl and David. There are 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. All are loved and cherished in their own way with Janel having a special place in Dado’s heart.
Ken, a talented athlete in high school, was a physically active person who was a skilled craftsman for this entire career. He was widely known and respected for his candid and thoughtful philosophical visions.
His early adult years were marked by a 9 year stint in the US Air Force where he gained experience as an aeronautical mechanic which was a natural.
In 1971, Ken’s life took a dramatic turn. He joined Alcoholics Anonymous. With his natural talent for candid oratory, he became a well-known advocate for sobriety. He influenced hundreds of people from all walks of life to follow the 12 steps program to serenity. In the process, he rescued many families and became a source of guidance and inspiration. Holding meetings regularly in Eudora his home became the center for hundreds who found the program to be the answer to sobriety.
He was also a member of the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living, 6424 Vista Dr. Shawnee, KS at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014. Ken died December 11, 2014 at his home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial in his name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Hospice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.