In Memory

Ken Head


Ken Head: Passed away peacefully with his family at his side, November 7, 2014. Loving husband of Betsy (nee Wilson).

Beloved father of Cory and Michael (Valerie) Head and Christopher and Daniel Baker. Dear brother of Terry (Terese) Head and Kevin (Julia) Head.

Preceded in death by his parents Bob and Scotty Head. Further survived by nieces and nephews, other family and friends. Ken, a lifetime resident of the North Shore, was a long-time Realtor in Milwaukee and previously owned Cross Country Relocation, Inc.

He was a pilot and flight instructor, and delighted crowds as "Dr. Head" in the Heads Up Juggling Review. Ken volunteered with AFS, Sponsor-A-Scholar mentor program, was a past president of Multiple Listing Service, and was a member of MMAC and Rotary until his retirement.

Ken was a gifted athlete, excelling in swimming and speed skating. He had a brilliant mind, an easy laugh and a contagious positive attitude. A memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2:00 PM until time of service at 4:00 PM, at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood. Private interment at Forest Home Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the many friends who supported Ken during his struggle with ALS, as well as his caregivers and the folks at Zilber Family Hospice. Memorials in Ken's name to the Sponsor-A-Scholar program may be sent to the Feerick Funeral Home. - See more at:

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11/12/14 08:42 AM #12    

Charles Dorfman

I remember how excited he was to swim against jimmy montgomery (olympic gold medalist), even though he knew what was going to happen.  I marveled at how he appreciated other people no matter what.  He sat next to me in Physics and he was hilarious.  We used to torture Tom Bromley daily and it never got old.  Ken was one of those rare people in high school that was comfortable with all of us, no matter our schtick.

A world of men like Ken Head would be quite an improvement.  I remember him at the reunions.  He always remembered a hell of a lot more than I could.  His passing will make me appreciate the connections right in front of me.



11/12/14 10:26 AM #13    

Jerold Just

So sorry for your loss Betsy-

I too remember that Physics class and Ken's on-going banter with Mr Bromley.  We were talking about transverse vs longitudinal waves one day and Ken asked about the wave created by a wet dog shaking the water off.  That was Ken's wit and insight.  Always the thinker. 

He will be missed!


11/12/14 12:54 PM #14    

William Curley

My condolences to Betsey and Ken's family.

11/12/14 04:45 PM #15    

Pam White


I am so sorry for your loss.  Ken was too young.  My condolences.



11/13/14 08:27 AM #16    

Suzy Shaw

For Betsy and Kens family, I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember Ken from the WFB 4th of July Parades and know he was devoted to his family.

11/13/14 10:04 PM #17    

Patricia Nelson (Eagle)

Betsy - I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend, confidant, and partner.  Ken will always be a part of you and of all those who knew and loved him. May you always feel him close to you.

-Penny Nelson Eagle

11/14/14 08:22 AM #18    

Tom Morgan

I have known Ken (Kenny) since Indian Guides and living down the street from the family on Elkhart I have many great memories of his powerful yet gentle presence. Having recently lost my sister in law to ALS my sympathies go out to Betsy and the extended family. I wish I had been closer to support his battle. Those who were lucky enough to have known him should all be thankful for the short time we had. He will be missed.

11/14/14 09:09 AM #19    

Sue Conrad (Munger (Previous Olive))

Hi Betsy, so sorry to hear about Ken's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you, Sue Conrad Olive Munger

11/14/14 10:36 AM #20    

Joan Goelzer (Johanson)

There are no words.  

With love, blessings and grace...

Joan and Ted


11/16/14 02:11 PM #21    

Marcia Giffin (Pluwak)

Betsy, I was so,so sorry to hear about Ken. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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