Kenneth Patton Stults

April 28, 1934December 30, 2013
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Kenneth Patton Stults, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on April 28, 1934 in Springfield, the son of the late Oren W. and Margaret Fern (Patton) Stults. He married Ruth Brewer on March 20, 1971 in Springfield.

Mr. Stults was a graduate of Springfield High School in 1952. He graduated from the University of Illinois with his B.S. degree in 1958 and with his M.S. degree in 1972. He retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation working as a Professional Structural Engineer. After retiring from IDOT, he worked for Coombe-Bloxdorf Engineering Co. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of Harvard Park Baptist Church, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), and ISCE (IL Society of Civil Engineers). He was also an avid L.A. Dodgers fan all of his life.

He is survived by his wife Ruth and 2 daughters, Kendra (husband Derrick) Henke of Auburn, IL and Krista (husband Chad) Lohnes of East Peoria, IL; 6 grandchildren, Kierra, Kendrick, and Kynzie Henke, and Auggie, Adler, and Greta “Grace” Lohnes. He is also survived by 2 nieces and 2 nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Helen Blackburn, Mary Brackett, and Gwen Stults.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11 am at the funeral home, with Dr. John Charlton officiating. Burial will follow at West Cemetery in Thayer, IL.

Memorials may be made to Harvard Park Baptist Church, Springfield.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2014

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Christopher Mehuys

January 9, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. We worked together in the bridge office for a time and got along well, sharing ideas on how to design bridge repairs and comparing notes on our common interest in jazz. I still listen to some Stan Kenton recordings that Ken gave me.

Nancy, John and Kaylee Valimaki

January 4, 2014

We are sorry for your loss and the loss of the patriarch of our Stults family. It is always difficult when we lose the ones we love. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." My life is filled with many special memories with Uncle Ken. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

James and Mary VanHuss

January 3, 2014

Ruth, Kendra, Krista and families, our prayers are with you all at this time of your loss. I know the Comforter is with you all.

Marjorie Norris

January 3, 2014

Ruth and family, am so sorry you lost your beloved husband. We are praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

Melissa Kepler Mooney

January 3, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such wonderful memories of your family from when we were growing up...especially your Dad and Mom who were so good to me. I will keep you all in my prayers and send you all my love.

Linda Blackburn

January 3, 2014

Our prayers and sympathies are with you Krista and family. You now have a very special Angel watching over you.

Tonya Mitchell

January 2, 2014

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty Taylor

January 2, 2014

Im so sorry to hear this..He was a good guy and old neighbor for years...I babysat his girls often..RIP Kenny...

Julie Waghorn

January 2, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Kendra & family. May you be able to find some peace knowing he is in God's arms & no longer suffering in this earth. Lifting you in prayer....

Shawna Marsh

January 2, 2014

So sorry Krista and family for your loss. I am sure you have many great memories to cherish. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
The Marsh Family