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Mr. Theodore Kenneth Kingen. 93, passed away quietly in the comfort of his home surrounded by the family that loved him dearly on Thursday evening October 26, 2017. Ted was born on March 29, 1924, to Mr. William Elder Kingen and Mrs. Josephine Mae Dowler.
He is preceded in death by a sister Mildred "Mid" Scott and two infant brothers.
Ted served in both the Coast Guard and the Army and is a WWII veteran.
He lived his entire life in Meadville, where he married his surviving wife, Elva Marie Kingen (Garrison) on December 3, 1946. For almost 71 years, they flourished in a loving union in which they are blessed with three children. Ted worked for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad (Conrail) for 41 years and together with his wife, Marie, they enjoyed a long retirement.
Ted had a passion for food and as a result he passed on his love of cooking, canning, and gardening to the family. He was fond of woodworking and playing cards, loved to visit with family, and always made time to help a stranger or friend in need.
His wonderful long life is cherished by children Judy M. Stanley (Jack) of Erie, Eleanor M."Ellie" Bradley (Joseph) of New Castle, and Theodore C."Ted" Kingen (Deirdre) of Meadville, seven grandchildren, John Paglia (Anne Marie), Jason Paglia (Tricia), Jocelyn Trapani, Judith Harvey (James), Tawn Bartolomeo (Michael), Autumn Smith (Brian), and Matthew Kingen (Amanda), thirteen great grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends are welcome to call on Sunday, October 29, from 2 to 4 p.mm and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 30 at 11: a.m. with Pastor Nate Alsdorf of Oasis Church officiating.
Burial will take place in Greendale Cemetery with full military honors being performed by Huidekoper Post 2006 Color Guard.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Crawford County Inc., 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-5403
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Ted's Book of Memories online at www.WarrenFH.com
Published on October 29, 2017
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