Kenneth Dale Ingerson
Warren-McElwain Mortuary Lawrence Chapel
120 West 13th
Lawrence, KS
Kenneth Dale Ingerson

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.

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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Dec. 13, 2014.
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He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers for all family members.
Lois Guild
December 18, 2014
What a bright spirit that will truly missed here. Thank you for your wisdom, love of life and humor.
Rhonda Benway
December 17, 2014
Cloyd, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Hugs to you and yours. Tammy Merryfield
December 15, 2014
To my Father.... I love you and have always looked up to even though I never said it enough. You were always there to give me advice even if I didn't want to hear it. You helped guide me down the road of life. You are a big reason I kept my sobriety this many years. I love and miss you Dad
Cloyd Ingerson
December 14, 2014
Kenny I will miss your bright spirit. Your capacity to help your fellow man was extraordinary. Condolences to all of his family.
Will see you in heaven. Xxxooo
Laurie Kron
December 14, 2014
Condolences to Kenny's family. I just lived his spirit and his
Outstanding capacity to help his fellow man.
I love and miss you Kenny. Laurie Kron
December 14, 2014
There was only one Dado, grandfather to so many!!! He had words of wisdom that I will cherish and HAVE lived by daily! Til we meet again!!!!! Thanks for loving me for who I am and Mariah Ingerson your GRANDAUGHTER and always keeping me in the Ingerson loop!
lisa Ingerson
December 14, 2014
So very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. Sending prayers and hugs to all the family.
Ginger and John Dalton
December 14, 2014
Ken, you were and always will be our special, wonderful brother. Our family always looked out for each other and best of all we understood each other. We also laughed a lot and enjoyed each others company. You will still be with us when we get together and in our thoughts always. Rest in peace.
Love, Bobbie & Bill Webb.
December 14, 2014
Cloyd and family, sorry for the loss of your dad, my heart goes out to you. Sending my sincere condolences. Always in my thoughts and prayers. Love your friend Jo-Anne
Jo-Anne Cimon
December 14, 2014
I'm so glad I was able to meet you and hug you. I will never forget "Hey look.....someone got me a glass of milk!" You had gotten for your self, before you had fallen asleep again. You melted my heart in just a few days. You asked me to take care of your son Cloyd, and I promise to do just that. I wipe his tears as he misses you like crazy. We will be back in Kansas December 27th to celebrate your life. Love you Dado Sincerely, Angel.
Angel Bradley
December 14, 2014
Sending condolences to the family and friends. May the God of comfort grant you peace.
December 13, 2014
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