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Kenneth Dowden, age 74, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Janesville. He was one of fourteen children, born on November 25, 1943, in Milwaukee, the son of Plenty "Big Daddy" and Ann (Sommers) Dowden. Ken was married for 54 wonderful years to Betty Baggett on June 18, 1965 in Clarksville, TN.
Ken served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years. He was the best father and grandfather imaginable. He always put everyone before himself. He would stop whatever he was doing for his kids and grandkids. His humor kept everyone laughing. He always had a good story to tell. He was such a loving man, and always referred to his wife as the "Bride". His goal in life was to please and take care of his family. There is no one else like him. He's the best man we have ever known. He will be greatly missed, but his laughter and stories will live on forever.
He is survived by his wife Betty; children Todd "Kenny"(Marie), Roselle (Marty) Austin, and Chrisy (Dennis) Vieth; grandchildren Jacob Dowden, Ashley Simon, Tiffany Austin, and Colin and Anna Vieth; brothers Ed and Marty; sisters Virginia, Patty, and Margie; and many nieces nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt will preside. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie, and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the Church on Wednesday. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com