Kenneth F. Kok

February 23, 1948 - March 08, 2014

Kenneth F. Kok

February 23, 1948 - March 08, 2014


Lynden, WA

On Saturday March 8, 2014, as his loving family surrounded him, Ken stepped into the outstretched arms of his Lord and Savior. For a year, ALS/Lou Gehrigs disease took away his strength, but never his spirit nor faith.
Born 2/23/48 to Hilbert (Hip) and Henrietta (Toots) Kok, he grew up in Lynden, WA, graduating from Lynden Christian HS and the University of Washington with an Electrical Engineering degree.
In June 1970, he married Jan Menser and moved to Alameda, CA, where he worked for Bechtel Corp. in their San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offices.
In 1977, they returned home to Lynden where Ken was employed with Anvil Corp. for a year before starting his own electrical engineering firm, K-Engineers. He is known by his colleagues, family and friends as a man of great work ethic, honesty and integrity. Always a smile, his hearty laugh and the reassurance in difficult situations It is what it is.
Ken served as a deacon and chairman of the building committee for Sonlight CRC.
Kens greatest loves: his wife, four children and their spouses, and eleven precious grandchildren; they brought his greatest joy. He loved golfing with his buddies as well as his children. Took many golf trips, won numerous tournaments but much to his disdain never achieved the elusive hole-in-one. Ken also loved fishing trips with his son, grandson and numerous friends, anything UW Husky (Go Dawgs!) and Mariners Spring Training.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Jan, children and grandchildren Amy (Rick) Meyer, Ashtyn and Kylan; Matthew (Joy) Kok, Abby, Sam and Libby; Sara (Jake) Brady, Jacob, Matthew and Phoenix; Lisa (JT) Oates, Maddie, Adah and Keller. Mother Henrietta (Toots) Kok, siblings Janice (Larry) Vander Haak, Linda (Rolf) Haugen, Ron Kok, Lori (Brad) Elmenhurst. Sister-in-law Claudia (Alan) Brim. Also many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces and numerous dear friends. You loved us well. Well miss you but never forget you!

Farewell Tribute Information

A memorial service celebrating Kens life will be held 3/13/14 at 11:00 AM at Sonlight CRC, 8800 Bender Rd. Lynden, WA. Internment will precede at 10:00 at Greenacres Cemetery, Ferndale, WA. Donations Information

Memorials to honor Ken may be made to the ALS/Lou Gehrigs Association or Sonlight Youth.

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6 responses to Kenneth F. Kok

  1. I have known Ken for most of my 38 years in business. He and I designed some of the best buildings in Whatcom County. I will miss his humor, his integrity, and his professionalism.

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