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Kenneth B. Hallock

February 14, 1942 — July 5, 2024

Kenneth B. Hallock was born in February of 1942 in Joliet, Illinois, to Astrid (Sandstrom) and Daniel Hallock. He spent his formative years in Chicago, which included lifeguarding on Lake Michigan and attending Northwestern University, before transferring to the University of Colorado. There, he majored in finance and met the love of his life, Michele Fleckten. He was a hasher (busboy) at her Alpha Phi sorority, was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, in ROTC, and on the water polo team. He graduated as a commissioned officer in the US Navy.

He and Michele were married in 1966 and began their lives together in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was stationed as a naval aviation navigator. Shortly thereafter, he was deployed to Sicily, during which time the 6-day Arab-Israeli War occurred. After leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he began his financial career with the Ford Motor Company. However, with their love of skiing and the beauty of Colorado, they made a deliberate decision to relocate to Denver. But, before doing that, with their adventurous spirits, in 1970 they took half a year off to travel all around Europe and North Africa in a VW convertible. Travel continued to be a lifelong passion. In 2023, while visiting Normandy, France, Ken felt very honored to be selected as presenter of the memorial wreath on behalf of the military.

In Denver, Ken received his Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Colorado Denver and began his career with the Gates Corporation (at the time the largest privately held corporation in Colorado). With his financial expertise, he spent two years as Plant Manager in Michigan, and while in the International Division, worked in England, Venezuela, and Belgium, and the rest of his career in Denver until his retirement in 1997.

Ken and Michele were blessed with two wonderful children, Alexandra and Tyler. 

Since 1998, Ken and Michele have spent winters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Ken particularly enjoyed playing tennis and bicycling with the Corvairs Bicycling Society and being with his many friends. He was proud to have bicycled over 6,000 miles, at the age of 80, over the course of one year. In 2019, Ken was honored on the field and Jumbotron at an AZ Diamondbacks game for being the top contributor of blood platelet donations, numbering over 700. 

Ken is survived by his wife, Michele, of 58 years, his daughter, Alexandra (Glenn Massey) of Aurora, Colorado, son, Tyler (Erin Dynes) or Healy, Alaska, and their two children, Koa and Mowat, as well as his sister-in-law, Twila Wolfe, Missoula, Montana, and Scottsdale, his niece, Michele Jorgenson (Kelley Hunter) of Olympia, Washington, a niece, Evan (Lance Kidd) of Maryville, Tennessee, and several cousins. His parents and sister, Nancy Keraminis, preceded him in death.

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