Ken was born on March 23, 1934 in Appleton to the late John and Pearl Felton. He married Carol Rudolph on May 4, 1954 at St. Edward Catholic Church, Mackville, WI. Carol and Ken loved each other in good times and bad, in sickness and health for 66 years. Together they owned and managed Westland Villas and other apartment complexes. Ken also co-owned and operated the Valley Glass Company along with his dad and brother, Jim.
Ken was a natural-born servant leader in the business and civic community. Past positions held include: President of the Northside Business Association, Wisconsin Apartment Association and Fox Valley Apartment Association; Trustee of St. Edward Parish; Veteran of the U.S. Army as a sergeant; member of both the Kaukauna-Little Chute and Fox Valleyaires Barbershop Choruses for over 50 years; and an officer of the Land O' Lakes Barbershop District.
Most of all, Ken was a loving husband, dedicated dad and beloved grandpa. He is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol; 5 children: Fr. Dan Felton, Therese (Craig) Rilling, Mary (Tom) Mentele, Jenny (Paul) Bonikowske, Peggy (Gary) Vaubel; grandchildren: Matt Mentele, Mark (Annie Johnson) Mentele Paul Mentele, Charlie (Kristen) Rilling, Betsy Rilling, Megan Bonikowske, Rachel Bonikowske and Ramona Vaubel; great-grandchildren, Cole Rilling and Carson Rilling; brother, Jim (Shelby) Felton; and numerous other dear family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, Ken's family asks that memorial donations be made to the Fox Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus and St. Edward Adult Choir in his memory.
Submitted by Scott Finley on 5/24/2020.
Memorials to: Fox Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus & St. Edward Adult Choir in his memory.