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Kenneth Tycksen, 72, passed away Friday, December 7th, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, December 11th at 2 PM at the Talent Library at 101 Home Street.
Ken was born July 23, 1946 in Ashland OR son of Nute and Leona Tycksen who preceded him in death. He married Rosa Hite on August 28, 1965 in Medford OR. Surviving are his wife Rosa; daughters Kendra and her husband Steven Reed, Brandi and her husband Chris Randall and his four beloved grandchildren Dylan, Evan, Calder and Emily.
Three siblings preceded him in death, also surviving are four of his brothers, a sister, several nieces, and nephews. He leaves behind many fond friends and acquaintances.
Ken played football on the legendary 1963–64 Phoenix High School State Championship team. He spent his career in the truss industry and co-founded Medford Truss Company. He formerly volunteered with the Ashland Elks and was a past-president of the local Kiwanis. He served as a Talent City Council member and was instrumental in building the Talent Little League fields.
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Perl Funeral Home & Siskiyou Memorial Park
2100 Siskiyou Blvd
Medford, OR 97504
Im so sorry. I just found out today that Ken had an accident. Ive known him for almost 40 years. What a smart guy he was, kind too. and very funny. Every time I saw him over the last 5 years wed joke about retiring. He worked with such dedication for years. He was just trying to get caught up so he could make his exit. He sure deserved it.
There are a lot of us who will be missing him. You know better me.
May the winter pass into spring and the growing light bring you new found peace and joy. Im sorry I didnt hear about the memorial. I would have liked to honor his life.
John Fields Jan 2 2019 12:00 AM