Frank Kenneth Jegen
December 2, 1937 – August 5, 2020
Frank Kenneth Jegen went west on August 05, 2020. He now resides with eagles in a land we only wonder about. He was born on 12-02-1937 to Charles and Meredythe Jegen in Chicago, IL. He was a miracle baby from the start, and never stood still his entire life.
A born flyer, he owned an airplane before he could drive a car. Ken eventually turned his passion for flying into an enviable career at Delta Airlines, retiring as a senior Captain. He also served honorably in the United States Army for 7 years in the counter intelligence corps at Fort McPherson, GA.
He loved boats ,motorcycles, and RV’s. Ken had a particular passion for sailing, taking many extended trips with his cadre of fellow enthusiasts over the years. He made many friends in his travels and faithfully kept up with all of them.
Sadly, Ken’s beloved wife of 47 years, Georgianna Lee Jegen, born 10-21-1941 to George and Arta Berkut in Wilmington, NC, went to be with our Lord on 08-09-2020, four days later. They were a inseparable pair almost to their passing.
Ken is survived by a son, Scott Kenneth Jegen of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Patricia "Trish" Jackson McFall and her husband, Rick McFall of Indian Rocks Beach, FL; a granddaughter, Kenna Ray McFall of Daytona Beach, FL; a brother, Thornton Rodney Jegen of Chicago, IL; a sister Barbara (Calvin) Bouma of Holland, MI; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. He will be missed by all.
The service may be viewed at www.centralbaymarket.com at 10am on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The service password is Jegen9012
The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.
- Suncoast Hospice
Frank Kenneth Jegen
Susan and Chris Olberding
January 4, 2021
Words cannot express how much the world will miss Ken & George.... I'm still in shock upon learning that they are both now in heaven. We were slowly making our way to visit them in January and have been unsuccessfully trying to reach them for a few months now. Today finally, I did a search on their names and found the obituaries. It's a sad day for certain. However, knowing the two of them for awhile now, and knowing their zest for life and for each other, I can't imagine that they would have scripted their passing any other way, together. I truly couldn't imagine one of them without the other. It's oh so painful for those of us left behind. This photo was the day that we all signed papers to purchase their beloved boat "Buster". They were quite a couple and are a true example of how to live life to the fullest and happiest. And to their family....please accept our sincere condolences on their passing.
Susan & Chris Olberding
September 20, 2020
Ken and George were my beloved and longterm friend Patricia's parents, what a special couple!
The first time I met them, I was struck by their zest for life, incredible energy and the love they exuded for each other. A soulmate kind of love. I had the luck to spend quality time with them and my girls whenever I visited Patricia. Lots of fond memories... our boat tours, the outings to the beach, the dinners at their house. Ken was a gentleman and always took great care of us all. George's creativity was contagious. She taught me how to make Christmas balls with water balloons, a painting from sheet rags, how to decorate a dinner table.... I always came back from my trips with one idea or the other to work at.
I hope I will be able to add a photo at a later once I am back home, for I have gorgeous ones. Trish, I still cannot believe and it is heartbreaking to know they are no longer with us. I hope we can get together again soon and celebrate their life. I will always cherish each and every memory of them. xo
August 31, 2020
Ken was my mentor at Delta Airlines. I flew with him on the B727 and later internationally on the B767. We flew many flights to Europe and elsewhere and developed a life long friendship with he and Georgianna. They both were full of life and adventure. They joined us on our boat for several trips in the Northern British Columbia waters and came all the way from Florida to attended my retirement party on our ranch in Washington State in 2016. Susie and I extend our deepest sympathy to Patricia, Scott, and all the family for their loss. Ken and George will live in our memories and forever with our Lord and Savior in heaven. Scott and Susie Larson. 509-220-8475
August 30, 2020
Uncle Ken was the one member of our extended family who traveled the world, with detailed experiences and memories of just about anyplace you could think of. He was an adventurer. I always felt that he was fearless and could overcome any challenge. Once, late at night, we were returning from a sail in the gulf and ran aground in the intercostal. It was pitch black and very windy with heavy chop. I recall thinking that this could easily go bad. Ken and George were calm as could be. He launched the dingy and had me get in with him and an anchor. We took the anchor about 50 yards out and dropped it, then used the winch on board the sailboat to pull the bow off the sand bar. Worked like a charm, no sweat. He and George sure had a full and interesting life. Rest in peace.
Barbie Stirpe (Dodaro)
August 26, 2020
My heart is so sad. I loved Ken and George for years. My deceased husband Carmen Bob Dodaro and I traveled, sailed and spent so many hours at each other’s homes. They were there with me thru all Bobs tests, doctor appointments, results and eventually his passing. They were a rock for me. We also had so so many laughs and jokes and just enjoyment in each other. I still can’t believe it. And Pat and Rick, I cant imagine what you have been through with deaths on both sides of you family. Pat, your mother adored you so and the special mother daughter bond you shared. You were her best friend
And Scott I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad and George spoke of you often with love and great stories about you and your music. Ken and George loves the Lord and participated in their church often.
I miss you both dearly and we will see each other again one day. Much love and prayers to all their wonderful family and friends. God be with you. Barbie
August 20, 2020
Ken was a good friend, good pilot, good employee and a fine man!
He will be missed.
August 20, 2020
I miss my dear parents! I love you both, patricia
Denny & Susan Walsh
August 20, 2020
Our love and prayers to the Jegen Family. Flew a number of international trips with Ken as his copilot. Great Captain and pilot. I did not know George and we are so sorry for this huge loss.
Prayers from Susan and Denny.
August 18, 2020
Patricia - Please call us. We are in disbelief that our dear friends are gone. Laine and I spoke with both Ken & George a few months ago. We were close friends for decades with many visits over the years here in Park City. My phone is 801-243-2320. Laine's is 801-560-8579.
August 18, 2020
Flying with Ken was always so much fun and laughter done in a very professional manner. It was always a pleasure, and my aviation soul mourns for one more trip. God bless all the Jegens left behind for now. God bless, and I hope to see you on “another trip” with the Next Airline. D
August 17, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family.......
I very much enjoyed flying with Ken in the early 1070’s when he was a newly “ordained“ DC-9 Captain and I was a new hire co-pilot at Delta Airlines. We shared sunny skies, good flying, and quite a few good laughs. A good man !!
God rest his soul, and God Bless 🙏each of you at this sad time.
August 14, 2020
Deb and I have many great memories of flying with Ken, and in later years, boating in our trawlers with Ken and George. Our sincere condolences to the families.