Memorial services for Kenneth F. Lahm, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00pm Friday April 10, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ken was born March 25, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Jacob Frederick and Rose Marie Bachmann Lahm. He graduated from Clinton High School, Clinton, Iowa. While in High School, Ken earned All American Honors as a swimmer. He married Marilyn Louise Happs on February 15, 1949 in Clinton Iowa. She survives of the home. They moved from Clinton, Iowa to Lawrence, Kansas in 1958.
Other survivors include three sons: Captain (USN Ret) Raymond Lahm and wife Roberta, Kailua Kona, Hawaii; David Lahm and wife Nancy, Lawrence; Frederick Lahm and wife Christine, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a daughter Sandra Gilliland and husband Keith, Lawrence; ten grandchildren – Jennifer Pfeifer (Paul), Courtney Lahm (Rick Stiles), Jacob Lahm (Lisa), Candice Lahm, Charles Lahm, Emily Lahm, Terry Gilliland (Mendy), Shelly Gilliland (Matt Johnson), Kasee Blake, and ten great-grandchildren.
Ken worked for E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co. for 39 years, followed by three years with Flexel, Inc. as Human Resource Superintendent.
Ken was an avid golfer and charter member at Alvamar Country Club. For many years he had an 8:00 am tee time. He also was an avid outdoorsman – his passion for hunting and fishing was passed down to his three sons, his grandson Jacob and great-grandson Ethan. Ken was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and recently returned to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Ken was a founding member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where his name was placed in the Church Cornerstone. Ken taught Sunday school for 16 years. He was also a member of the Sertoma Club where he received “Man of the Year Award” for outstanding service in 1999-2000.
Ken was a kind, loving, gentle man. An extremely religious and humble man who loved his family very much. A loving husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law. Ken was respected by everyone who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise Struck and sister Madelyn Lahm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Douglas County Visiting Nurses or Douglas County Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.