OBITUARY

Kenneth D. Kronstrand Sr.

March 3, 1946April 3, 2018

LISBON - Kenneth David Kronstrand Sr., 72, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 after a short illness in his home surrounded by his loving friends and family.

Kenneth was born in Bath, ME in 1946, son of Venise "Jackie" (Leavitt) and E. Arthur Kronstrand. He attended Brunswick schools and graduated in 1964.

Kenneth, (also known as Kenny to his friends and family) served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He had a long and varied career as an expert boiler-man, a service manager in a tire company, and spent the bulk of his working years at Bath Iron Works. He enjoyed his work there as a production planner. Kenny thrived in meeting and working with people. People responded to his friendly and helpful demeanor whether it was a local cashier or a colleague, everyone knew and liked Kenny. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed many days in the woods of Harpswell with friends in search of the elusive whitetail deer. He had an affinity for the sea and spent much time with his friends on a lobster boat and even ran a lobster store for a few seasons. Kenny met and married the love of his life, Joan in 1972 and they had a warm and a loving marriage for 45 years. Together they have 4 children. The family settled in Lisbon and has grown to include 5 precious grandchildren. Kenny and Joan loved nothing better than spending time with the family, enjoying barbecues and lobster bakes. Kenny and Joan enjoyed their retirement by vacationing in Florida during the winters and going on cruises.

Kenny is survived by Joan, the love of his life for 45 years; his sons Kenneth Jr., Wesley Craig and wife Kelley, David Kronstrand and wife Melissa; his daughter, Jackie Craig; his sister, Gail Lallier; his most beloved grandchildren, Sarah and husband Ben Hathaway, Hannah Craig, Matthew and Julia Kronstrand, and Ashleigh Redmond; his brothers-in-law, Wayne Brann and wife Kim and Bruce Brann. He was predeceased by his parents and his grandparents.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Kenny's online guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11am at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. A committal will be held at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenny's memory to, Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Maine 04240. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252. 353-4951.

  • FAMILY

  • Kenny is survived by Joan, the love of his life for 45 years; his sons Kenneth Jr., Wesley Craig and wife Kelley, David Kronstrand and wife Melissa; his daughter, Jackie Craig; his sister, Gail Lallier; his most beloved grandchildren, Sarah and husband Ben Hathaway, Hannah Craig, Matthew and Julia Kronstrand, and Ashleigh Redmond; his brothers-in-law, Wayne Brann and wife Kim and Bruce Brann. He was predeceased by his parents and his grandparents.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Charles Guptill

April 15, 2018

Even though it's been years since we've seen or spoken to one and other, I will always remember You. The Lord had His hand on your shoulder, directing you for 72 years and the road is just beginning.
Charlie Guptill

Patrick Driscoll

April 11, 2018

Ken was a very decent man and I was saddened when I learned of his passing. He was always quite pleasant and easy to talk to and I will miss him.
I would like to offer my condolences to Ken's family and friends.
May he rest in peace.

Bill Foster

April 11, 2018

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing, We were classmates at BHS.
Bill class of '64

Terry Ridley

April 10, 2018

Dear Joan and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I never really got to talk to him until I started working at Rogers Ins. Such a pleasant man, no matter where or when I saw him at a store, the office or anywhere, he would say hi. He will be missed by many people.

Terry

James Caron

April 9, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Joan and family. We were neighbors with Ken and Joan for over a decade and they are what we miss most about the old neighborhood. We still stop by and check in with them multiple times throughout the year. Ken and Joan are more than neighbors to us.... they were friends. They treated our children almost as extended grandchildren. Ken will be deeply missed.

James, Catrece and family

Jane Long

April 8, 2018

Dear Joan and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. He and you were the first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved here.
If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.


Sincerely,
Jane Long

Kelley Craig

April 8, 2018

Ken,
You were an man of uncommon kindness and quick wit. We will greatly miss your presence at family gatherings where your remarks would set us all to laughing! Many lessons were learned by your example : family comes first, work hard and spend wisely, and the correct way to catch smelt. (There was no actual smelt in that river - was there?) I was honored to be your daughter-in-law and my children are better off for having you as their grandfather.
Godspeed and enjoy your rest.

Kelley Craig

PS: here’s a picture of how my plant looks now.

Alvey Pelletier

April 8, 2018

Back in the 60's I grew up on the Middlesex Rd directly across the road from Kenny's grandfather, Earl Leavitt. Mr. Leavitt had a big three floor poultry barn and every four months he'd ship out 4 to 6 thousand boilers and Kenny and I used to have to shovel out, clean and sanitize the building. Kenny and I would breath in so much ammonia our noses would bleed but Mr. Leavitt paid us well, 50 cents and hour and a cold bottle of 7UP when we were all done.
Kenny was a hard worker back then and my wonderful childhood friend. My condolences to all the very special people he leaves behind.
Alvey Pelletier

gail lallier

April 8, 2018

To my brother Ken..So hard to put into words the loss I feel with you gone. You were always there to help me in my times of need. You were funny, kind and someone that would always be there when someone needed you. I wish your time here with me had been longer, but it was time for you to get your angel wings and watch over me from above. I miss you and I love you, Ken. A brother is a special gift. Be at peace. Love always Gailie

Julia Kronstrand

April 7, 2018

My grandfather was just the best person I have ever known. Everbody had already known him, and even if they didn't, they would feel like they would have known him for centuries after just one conversation. I didn't matter if he was bringing us twisted donuts from a local bakery, cracking the funniest jokes, cooking us his famous lobster, going on a trip with long car rides (that includes all the songs we sang together) he was just an outstanding man, who was my rock, and my everything. If you have ever met him, you will, with no doubt, say he will greatly be missed by all the people his heart has touched. I love you Gramps. I will always be a Grampy's girl.
-Julia

Biography

LISBON - Kenneth David Kronstrand, Sr, 72, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 after a short illness in his home surrounded by his loving friends and family.

Kenneth was born in Bath, ME in 1946, son of Venise "Jackie" (Leavitt) and E. Arthur Kronstrand. He attended Brunswick schools and graduated in 1964.

Kenneth, (also known as Kenny to his friends and family) served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He had a long and varied career as an expert boiler-man, a service manager in a tire company, and spent the bulk of his working years at Bath Iron Works. He enjoyed his work there as a production planner.

Kenny thrived in meeting and working with people. People responded to his friendly and helpful demeanor whether it was a local cashier or a colleague, everyone knew and liked Kenny. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed many days in the woods of Harpswell with friends in search of the elusive whitetail deer. He had an affinity for the sea and spent much time with his friends on a lobster boat and even ran a lobster store for a few seasons.

Kenny met and married the love of his life, Joan in 1972 and they had a warm and a loving marriage for 45 years. Together they have 4 children. The family settled in Lisbon and has grown to include 5 precious grandchildren. Kenny and Joan loved nothing better than spending time with the family, enjoying barbecues and lobster bakes. Kenny and Joan enjoyed their retirement by vacationing in Florida during the winters and going on cruises.

Kenny is survived by Joan, the love of his life for 45 years; his sons Kenneth Jr., Wesley Craig and wife Kelley, David Kronstrand and wife Melissa; his daughter, Jackie Craig; his sister, Gail Lallier; his most beloved grandchildren, Sarah and husband Ben Hathaway, Hannah Craig, Matthew and Julia Kronstrand, and Ashleigh Redmond; his brothers-in-law, Wayne Brann and wife Kim and Bruce Brann. He was predeceased by his parents and his grandparents.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Kenny's online guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11am at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. A committal will be held at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenny's memory to, Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Maine 04240. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252. 353-4951.