Kenneth ‘Ken’ Crites

Kenneth Dale “Ken” Crites, 71, Minot, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in a Minot hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born June 17, 1941, in Minot to Theodore “Ted” and Ruby (Grant) Crites. He was reared in Minot, attended Minot schools, graduated from Minot High School and continued his education at Minot State University. As a young adult he served in the Air Force.

Ken married Jean Edwards on Oct. 23, 1971, at First Presbyterian Church in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where he was employed as a television and radio broadcaster and newspaper journalist. He retired from The Minot Daily News in 2006.

Ken especially enjoyed fishing and camping.

Ken’s loving family includes: his wife, Jean; sons, Jeff (Karen) Crites and Steve (Bobbi) Crites, all of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Paul Crites (Adina Denton), of Bismarck, and Charles (Leah) Crites, of Minot; 11 grandchildren; brother, Greg (Frances) Crites, of Laurel, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: Today, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to the Trinity Cancer Care Center, Minot.

Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).