Ken Landsverk

Ken Landsverk was born Milford “Kenneth” Landsverk on Jan. 27, 1948, in Bottineau, N.D., to Gertie and Nels Landsverk. He was one of 12 children. He passed away on March 25, 2013, in Salinas, Calif., at the age of 65 with family at his side.

For those privileged enough to have known Ken, you already know what an incredible man he was. People were drawn to him and his goodness. Never have we known anyone who was a man of his word, honest, kind, generous and a man with True Grit. Most of all Ken loved his family. We have been absolutely blessed to have had him as a husband, father and friend.

His life and legacy live on in the hearts of: his wife, Aggie Landsverk, of Salinas, Calif.; his children, Travis Landsverk, of Salinas, Heather Guerra, Paso Robles, Calif., Ruby Archuleta-Pitts, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Francine Speer, of Concord, Calif., Kimberly Herrera, of Texas; his numerous grandchildren; his brothers, Elwood, Minot, Bruce, Dunseith, Virgil, Minot, David, and Leland, both Bottineau; and sisters, Barbara Lawrence and Sharon Beckman, both Bottineau; and many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Arlen, Roger, and Darrel, and sister, Evelyn, and now joins them in heaven with his mom and dad.

We wish to thank Dr. Steve Petronijevic and his staff, Dr. Stampleman, the staff at Salinas Valley Memorial and the Visiting Nurses Association for the wonderful care they gave to Ken.

A rosary will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 West San Luis St., Salinas.

A memorial gathering will be held: Friday, April 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Madonna Del Sasso Church, 320 East Laurel Drive, Salinas. Please join us in celebrating the man who was so special to us.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to The American Lung Association in California. You can submit online or mail the online form to the American Lung Association in California, 424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA 94621; or call: (510) 638-5864. The online form can be found at

/ways-to-donate/honor-a-loved-one/. Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home, Salinas. Online condolences may be sent to (