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Kenneth Wayne Ames

September 14, 2020 | 5 comments

Kenneth Wayne Ames, 74, of French Island, WI passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12th at the Tomah V.A. He was born August 23rd, 1946 in Valley Junction, WI to Daisy Nichols and Frank F. Ames. They had lived in California for a few years, later returning to La Crosse. He served two tours in Vietnam and was a proud vet. Kenny was a custodian for Onalaska High School with 24 years in.

He is survived by his ex-wife Betty of Florida, son, Kenny, and two grandkids all of Florida. Daughter Shannon Ames (Jason) of French Island, daughter Jennifer (Josh) of Holmen, WI. Grandchildren Isaac, Sydney, Simon, Kellen, Kailyn, Skylah and Serenity. Nephew and niece James and Julie Barney of  La Crosse, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Stephanie, Sherry, Billy of French Island and Onalaska. His caretaker and Shannon’s mother Virginia Roberts of French Island. Best friends Bobby and Gary Sokolick of French Island, and his furry companion Maggie May.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard, sisters Helen, Sherry and Carol, cousins, and friends.

Services to be held at a later date.



  1. Shannon Ames

    Dad I miss you but am glad you are no longer suffering, the grandkids all will miss you as well! Until I see you again watch over us dad I love you and miss you so much!

    • Betty kapralian

      Ken, you will truly be missed by so many people and also your son Kenny. He loved you so much. Now the suffering is over and you can now rest with our lord Jesus Christ. You will be missed! Love Betty

  2. Laurie Smith

    My condolences to your family. He is at peace and not suffering any longer. Glad he was able to find peace & be happy at the Veterans facility before God took him home. 🙏

  3. Nancy Tourville

    Praying that God will wrap His arms around all of you, and heal your hurting hearts. Ken was a dear brother-in-law to me, and I’m so glad we kept in touch over all the years. We’ll see him again one day !

  4. laura revels stedman

    Rest in Peace dear friend. You will be truly missed. You were a always a special friend to me for many years.

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