Kenneth J. "Ken" Bednarek, age 62, Memphis, TN. born on September 11, 1955 in Oshkosh, WI departed this life suddenly on April 09, 2018. Ken worked in construction with the International Boilermakers and was a proud member of local 263. He was also a college graduate and served in the United States Marines from 1972 to 1975.
Ken, affectionately called “Bunka” by his grandchildren, liked spending time outdoors and enjoyed family visits, cook outs, swimming, and setting off 4th of July fireworks. He also enjoyed walking with his dog Buddy, who was always by his side, taking care of the stray dogs that he rescued and would re-home, and he also volunteered in the community by mowing lawns, building projects, and helping provide youth activities with his wife Faith. Ken was also a Green Bay Packers fan who could usually be found yelling at the TV for every bad play, or for every Packer touchdown on a “Packer Sunday”. Ken was also handy making repairs and used some of his free time doing restoration work on the home of Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley in Memphis, TN.
Ken will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 32 years Faith Fraser~Bednarek; a son, William (Christine) Bednarek and a daughter, Natasha (Gregory) Moran; and his loving grandchildren, Harmony (Flash) Tiffany, Zachery Bednarek, and Hayden Bednarek; and by the family pets Buddy, Tess and their bird, Green. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Patricia and Donald Bednarek.
Kenneth’s family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to: His good friend Brother Clyde Brown of Local 263, Brother Jason James of Local 119, and Brother Jason Reese of Local 372 and all he worked with in Local 110.
To Frank E. (Gibson) Gottie, Stay "watchful" my friend, & keep pushing! God's got your back!"