PATTEN – Kenneth Raymond Pelkey Sr., 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior Feb. 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 22, 1924, in Moro, the son of Raymond B. and Cynthya (Kennedy) Pelkey.
Ken proudly served his country during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart as a member of the U.S. Army. He was known as an excellent worker for Sherman Lumber Co., even after losing his arm in a serious accident. It was said by many co-workers that Ken could accomplish more in a day with one arm than many with two good arms. Ken was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He could always be seen sitting in the front row at his grandchildren’s ball games and various school events. There was nothing more important to him than family. He will be greatly missed.
Ken is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lois (Webster) Pelkey; three children, Kenny Pelkey and his wife, Beth, of Stacyville, Becky Cullen and her husband, Jerry, of Patten and Faith Rickards and her husband, Albert, of Patten; 13 precious grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a very special nephew, Gary Pyle. He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Cindy Carver; and his siblings. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Hassan Abouleish and the staff at Gardiner Health Care Facility.
Friends may call 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the memorial service 1 p.m. at Patten Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jim Gray officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Ken’s memory to Gardiner Health Care Activity Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at www.dunnfuneral.com.