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Kenneth (Ken) Lee Kloewer was born on August 24, 1961 to Richard and Alice Kloewer in Denver, Colorado. The second of five children. Ronald (wife-Melanie) Mary (husband Eric), Robbie (wife- Laura) and Karen (Husband- Craig).
Ken graduated from Englewood High School in 1979. Ken was an Entrepreneur and started RKR Sprinklers (Richard / Ken / Ron) when he was 18 years old and ran that business for 44 years. He worked for the City of Englewood at the Water Treatment Plant for 32 years.
Married to Mary (Mary Beth) Kloewer for 32 years, in which they had four children. 1. Chris, his wife Jenn with children Emory & Hazel. 2) Brad, his wife Anna with children Samantha & John. 3) Tim 4) Cianna. Ken married his second wife Christine Kloewer in September 2020 & 4 step children 1) Morgan, her husband Christian, 2) Katherine, her husband Ryan, 3) Christopher & 4) Hope.
Ken became a homeowner at age 18, owning his first rental property and shortly after acquired the property that he resided at on Detroit’s Street upon his passing on November 23, 2023.
Ken was a tremendous salesman, from his early days selling tickets to the school Jamboree, delivering the Englewood Sentinel or Denver Post. He won many trips with the Denver Post over the years being a top salesperson. He used his knack of persuasion to torment his younger siblings but it sure toughened them up because they all went into the newspaper sales business too.
Ken loved wildlife. He often went to Estes Park or South Dakota and enjoyed watching the big game animals enjoying their day to day routines. He also was very content sitting on the porch with his Dad watching the birds and other small animals that enjoyed the sanctuary that he helped Dad build at his childhood home. Ken always enjoyed a party but mostly, he enjoyed being the life of the party. He could always make you laugh, with his quick wit and one-liners. He loved getting dirty and dubbed the name “Sodbuster” mostly working in the sprinkler business. This guy had a work ethic unlike no other. He was very dedicated to his work and family and always found time to help his parents at one of heir rental properties located around Englewood & Littleton.
Ken loved strategy games, he liked to clear the board in Monopoly and out maneuver his opponent in other board games. He enjoyed the art of making blown glass, putting together puzzles, installing numerous Christmas lights, including his brother Ron’s electrical service for 27 years. He made what we referred to as “Christmas Balls” that hung in the trees at the family’s Christmas displays over the years. He would take fast food ketchup cups, glued together and strand the lights through them to make a round sphere. They were quite a hit with the spectators.
Ken also loved Black Labs. He owned several over the years, he branched out with a Great Dane, Henry that he loved dearly and held his yellow lab Sadie close to his heart until the end.
Ken was passionate about a lot of things but he was mostly passionate about being a loyal friend. Ken was there, when you needed him. A lot of people have been affected by Ken and his sense of kindness and always giving of himself. Ken got his gift of generosity honestly from his Mother, Alice. Ken was a Protector to his younger siblings growing up, as demonstrated when he would take Mary Kay to school on his bike with her jammed into the paper bag on the front handle bars. He kept her free from harm all those years.
Ken also had a thing about numbers. He never forgot an address, a phone number, a birthdate or anniversary. You could throw a date out and he could tell you something that happened in his life or someone near to him. He had an incredible talent and a wonderful memory for numbers.
When you met Ken, you would see his love of God and his strong faith. Ken was member of the Intercessors of the Trinity, Marked Men for Christ, Knights of Columbus, the Saturday morning men’s group at St. Francis Cabrini, Men for All Seasons at St. Thomas Moore and served as an usher at church regularly.
Ken loved his family and was an inspiration, the way he has cared for Dad after Mom’s passing 2-1/2 years ago. Ken has exemplified to all of us what it takes to believe in a higher power to follow the cause, be the difference. He is often referred to as one of the strongest people they have ever known. May we all learn something from his strength, perseverance and faith in God. As Ken always ended his messages, “God is Good”
Please make donations payable in Ken’s memory to the Intercessors of the Trinity. You can find their donation page at www.intercessorsofthetrinity.org.