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Kenneth R. Moen passed away 6:47 a.m. Thursday (March 29, 2018), surrounded by family at OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center emergency room in Urbana.
Ken was born Jan. 30, 1938, a son of Bert T. and Norma (Riddle) Moen of Madison, Wis.
He was preceded in death by both parents; three children, Kenneth Jr., Norma and Kevin Moen; and three brothers, Robert, Roger and Donald Moen, all of Madison, Wis.
Ken is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Amy Rosenbaum of Champaign and Traci Patrizi of Bartlett, Tenn.; grandchildren, Rachel Rosenbaum of Champaign and Blake (Karley) Rosenbaum and great-granddaughter-to-be of Denton, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kameron and Kennedy Patrizi of Bartlett, Tenn.; brother, Rodney Moen, and his longtime companion Richard Pittman of Rantoul; sister-in-law, Margaret Moen of Madison, Wis.; many loving nieces and nephews; and the family of Kenny Moen Jr.
There will be a visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Meadowbrook Community Church (1902 S. Duncan Road) in Champaign. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the church. The Rev. Kent Hollis will officiate. Entombment will be at Mount Hope Mausoleum in Champaign.
Ken was a proud veteran and served his country in the Air Force from 1954-1960, having been stationed in both South Dakota and Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul. After he was discharged from the service, Ken worked as a chef at Town and Country Steak House in Urbana and the Champaign Country Club.
Ken and his wife managed Aunt Sonya's and later Uncle John's restaurant for 45 years. Ken and Rose are still proud that they had the best employees and customers ever. Ken and Rose went on to own and operate BG's Pancake House in Rantoul and Effingham with their friends, Bill and Cini Green.
Ken believed in a strong community and made many contributions over the years. He also loved the Green Bay Packers, Fighting Illini and the Kentucky Derby, where he always met great people and developed lifelong friendships.
The Moen family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Christie Clinic, OSF Medical Center and Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Ind. He loved the ladies and Packer fans who always greeted him at Christie Clinic in downtown Champaign.
Ken was a special man! He was loved by so many and was able to spend 51 beautiful years with his wife, Rose.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please make a donation in Ken's name to: Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign, IL 61822; Multiple Myeloma Foundation c/o Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207; or St. Jude's, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, IN 38105, in honor of Ken's grandson, Kameron Patrizi.