March 21, 1931-April 13, 2024

During the late morning of April 13, 2024, Kenneth (Ken) Morgan Kruzman passed away due to natural causes at The Retreat at Sun River in St. George, Utah. He was 93 years old.

Ken is reunited with his deceased wife Jan and is survived by his daughter Kenna and her husband Rob Hunter and Tracy and her husband Randy Drury. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ken was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, Illinois, to the parents of Paul Harold Kruzan and Ethel Kruzan. He had a wonderful small-town life and had fond memories of his youth. After his graduation from Tri-City High School, Ken went on to serve his country. Ken is a proud veteran of the Korean War. He served one year in the U.S. Navy and three years in the U.S. Army. While serving in Germany, Ken married his beloved Janet. Following his military service, Ken attended Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. His profession allowed him to travel and live in various states, countries, and US Trust Territories. When asked what profession he would choose if he could go back in time, he said, “farming.”He loved the idea of working the land. Upon retirement, Ken joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in various leadership capacities. He was a temple ordinance worker at the Orlando temple in Florida. His hobby became genealogy. He enjoyed learning about his family ties. Ken loved traveling, hunting and fishing. Ken loved a good joke. He was a kind and loving husband and father.

Towards the end of his life, Ken moved to St George, Utah, to be closer to his two daughters. When asked what he would like to be remembered for, his answer was, “I would like to be remembered for being kind and independent- at the age of 93, I feel like it is a big accomplishment.”  When asked what piece of advice would he like to share, his answer was, “Don’t ever give up.”
Ken never gave up. He fought the good fight to the end. Rest in love, dear Father.

A family graveside service will be held in Mechanicsburg, Illinois.

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