Obituary: Kenneth Edward Krejcik

May 24, 1932 ~ April 24, 2023

Kenneth Edward Krejcik, 90, formerly of Sister Bay, died Monday morning, April 24, 2023 while at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living in the Town of Ledgeview (De Pere) where he had been residing the past two years.

He was born May 24, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the son of Emil George Krejcik and Rose Alby (Chelava) Krejcik. Ken attended and graduated from Riverside Brookfield High School in Brookfield, IL. He studied for a semester at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before transferring to DePaul University in Chicago where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Business.

Ken married his childhood next door neighbor, Marlene Ann Pliml, on August 19, 1955 at First Congregational Church in Brookfield. Ken served his country with the United States Navy, serving for several years until his honorable discharge on January 21, 1959.

He returned home to Illinois and resided with Marlene in Mt. Prospect. Ken initially worked in merchandise as the VP of of Procurement for Aparacor until 1988. Ken went on to earn his MBA through the executive program from University of Chicago. He was a business executive for Illinois Range Company (IRC), a metal fabrication company, and retired as President 1996-1997.

Ken and Marlene retired to Door County, WI, a place they had become familiar with through friends. They fell in love with the beauty of the environment and the kindness of the people they met. After building a vacation home in 1982, Ken and Marlene became full time Sister Bay residents for over 25 years. 

Together, they attended the Community Church of Fish Creek and then First Baptist Church of Sister Bay.

Ken cherished the time he spent with all members of his family and friends. He and Marlene enjoyed walking, biking and sitting while watching the sunsets together in Sister Bay. Ken had a passion for woodworking particularly wood chip carving, furniture making, and playing the piano. He also enjoyed being outside while working in the yard.

Ken was a kind and compassionate husband, father, grand and great-grandfather, brother/ brother-in-law, cousin, uncle and friend. But many would most likely remember his smile and quick wit making the rest of us laugh or just feel good. Due to need for assistance of others, Ken moved into Angel’s Touch Assisting Living in De Pere, WI two years ago. Marlene moved there just a few weeks ago giving them time to once again be together eating, watching TV, listening to music, and participating in activities.  

Ken will be missed by his beloved wife, Marlene, with whom he was blessed to share over 67 years of marriage; two daughters, Cynthia (Richard) Wolter of Baileys Harbor, WI, Deborah (Brian) Robertson of Arlington Heights, IL; four grandchildren, Emily (Santiago) Magallon and Kevin (Maria) Wolter, and Brad Robertson and Michelle Robertson; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Lettie Magallon, Marley Wolter, and M.J. Robertson; sister, Arlene Braune of Brookfield, IL; brother-in-law, Frank (Marlene) Pliml of Naples, FL, cousins; nieces and nephews; many other relatives; and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Emil (Anne) Krejcik and Raymond (Jill) Krejcik; and other relatives.

A private memorial service will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Dr. Mark Billington, of First Baptist Church of Sister Bay, officiating. Ken’s military service will be honored with the folding and presentation of the flag by the United States Navy.

Memorials may be given in Ken’s name for Boys Town (P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010;

Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the people at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living and Moments Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Ken.

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ken may be shared with his family through his tribute page at