Much loved father, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth John Keuning was tragically taken from us on Tuesday, Jan. 29,2019.
Ken was born in Hull, Iowa, on July 18, 1936, to parents Reverend John and Nina Keuning.
Ken attended and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and received his master’s degree in music from California State University at Sacramento.
Ken was a talented musician and composer and will be greatly missed. He was an elementary and middle school teacher in Stockton, Calif., for many years. He was dissatisfied with the music that was available for these students so he composed and published many pieces which have been used in schools all over the United States.
After retiring, he and his late wife, Eleanor, moved to Mariposa where he became a very important part of the music community. He played keyboard, viola, trombone and violin in several groups including The Mariposa Symphony. He was also very active in the music program in the Mariposa Lutheran Church.
Kenneth is survived by sons, Kevin and Stephen; sisters, Audrey Mondeel and Treva De Jong; close companion, Linda Ward; along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held in the Mariposa Lutheran Church on Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Mariposa Symphony.