Kenneth L. Waterson, 71, 222 McDill Ave., Whiting, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at St. Michael’s Hospital while under the care of Hospice of Portage County.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Freidrich officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and at the church from 10 a.m. until the services.
Memorials have been established in lieu of flowers for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hospice of Portage County and the Plover Korean War Memorial.
Mr. Waterson was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Floyd and Florence (Derleder) Waterson. He attended Whiting elementary and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He served in the 8th Infantry of the 5th Army in the chemical division during the Korean War. He entered service on Nov. 29, 1950, in Milwaukee and was discharged Nov. 16, 1952, at Camp Carson, Colo. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the marksmanship medal.
He was married to Jean Ferdon on June 6, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She survives.
He began his career with Consolidated Papers, Wisconsin River Division, in 1946. He worked in the stock preparation department, retiring in 1989, as the stock preparation leader. He was a past shop steward and financial secretary of UPIU Local 359.
He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, active in its Walther League, Men’s Club and YAHS (Young at Heart Seniors Group). He also served as church treasurer and usher.
He was a volunteer conversation partner and mentor at Peace Campus Center.
Survivors besides his wife include four sons, Kenneth M. “Mike” (Jeanne M.) and Kevin (Sheila), both of Stevens Point, and Keith (Therese) and Kurt (Sharon), both of Plover; and 13 grandchildren.