Kenneth Lewis “Ken” Greeno

Kenneth Lewis “Ken” Greeno, 78, of Lawrence, KS, passed away peacefully at his home October 26, 2018.

Ken was born August 17, 1940, in Carlsbad, NM, to Joe and Florence Greeno. He was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Kearney High School, Kearney, Nebraska, in 1958.

Ken played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and in 1960 he tried out as a pitcher for the White Sox organization. In the off season, he attended college and eventually earned an associate degree in military sciences.

In 1963, Ken joined the Army and in the next decade of service, including two tours in Vietnam, he rose to the rank of captain. Following military service, he was in sales.

Ken is survived by his wife of 17 years Nancy, of Lawrence, his step-daughter Jane of Salina, KS, his son Patrick and daughter Stacey of Arizona.

Messages & Condolences

From Stacey...

Dad, I know you have found your peace……….thankful for that, always loved you…..

From Lindsey...

Energy doesn’t die, I know you are still with me but in a different form. Thank you for loving me always, Grandpa Ken.

From Alycia Beach...

Ken has a very special place in my heart! He is the great grandfather of my son. But other than being a pretty fantastic grandpa, he was a HUGE part of my sobriety, and was one my BIGGEST supporters during that time. I didn’t have a sponsor per say, so he played that role for me, and took it very serious. He had the best chuckle! Always had the ability to make people laugh, even on their worst days. And he was very much a straight shooter (my favorite kind of people). He also gave the BEST hugs! You will never be forgotten, and will be sorely missed. On this Veterans Day, from the bottom of my broken heart, thank you for your service Mr. Green! I love you! ❤️😢

From daxi...


From Bill and Kathy K....

I have known Ken since 1980 when he brought the A.A. message of sobriety and hope to me in Grand Terrace, California in what we call the “12th Step”. Ken was instrumental in my getting sober and staying sober since that day. Ken’s deep spirituality was an inspiration and he has been loved by this family ever since and he will be remembered with Love and Gratitude. Rest in God’s peace dear friend. Our family sends deepest condolences to Nancy and we will always be here for you, Nancy.

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