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Obituary: Kenneth Henry Jeansonne

June 4, 1947 ~ July 2, 2023

Kenneth “Ken” Henry Jeansonne, age 76 of the Town of Sevastopol, died on Sunday, July 2, 2023, in Sturgeon Bay after a long battle with Parkinson’s.  He was born on June 4, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is the son of the late Nolan Lee Jeansonne and the late Clemance Ledet Jeansonne, brother of Michael Jeansonne, Louise Jeansonne and the late Daniel Anthony Jeansonne. He graduated in 1965 from Thibodaux High School.

After high school, Ken enlisted and served our country in the United Stated Naval Reserve during the Vietnam war, where he primarily worked on submarines.   

On July 16, 1988, Ken was united in marriage to Lisa Kuehn at The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay.

In his youth, he had a love for the Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout himself. He was a certified master scuba diver.

Music was his favorite hobby, he played in the high school band, and a 5-piece combo known as “The Runaways”. He went on to be in other bands, as well as a Cajun band he started. Next to music, dancing was his favorite as well.  He enjoyed line dancing, ballroom, swing, and so much more. 

Bay Shipbuilding Co. was what brought Ken to Sturgeon Bay.  He was the chief estimator.  After Bay Shipbuilding Co., he went on to establish two agencies, Specialized Service and Advocates for Independent Living, both agencies that assisted in care services.

Ken is survived by his wife Lisa, of 37 years; daughter, Colette Jeansonne Aizen; grandson, Dominic Aizen; brother, Michael Jeansonne; and sister, Louise Jeansonne Webster.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a later date.  Per his wishes his remains will be placed in Door County and in the family tomb in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux, LA.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay and Door County Crematory, LLC, is assisting the Jeansonne family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Ken may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.