Kenneth Wallace Kydland

August 24, 1944November 3, 2018

Kenneth Wallace Kydland, age 74, passed away peacefully at St Peter Hospital in Olympia, surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born on August 24, 1944 in Aberdeen, Washington to Wallace and Marian (Ivall) Kydland. Ken graduated North Thurston High School, Lacey Washington in 1962.

Ken served four years in the United States Army and spent two of those years in the Vietnam War. On August 20, 1977 he married his sweetheart Debbie (Houser) Kydland. Ken began his career as a Police Officer with Lacey Police Department December 23, 1968 and retired after 20 years. As a police officer he was a hardworking, honest, kind man who was a well-respected mentor. He was a considerate, caring friend who was funny and had a sweet soul. Truly, a one of a kind, amazing man who adored his family.

He had two daughters, a grandson and granddaughter. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his friends and family. Some of his favorite times were working around the farm with his family and going out to coffee and lunch with his friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his father Wallace Kydland, his mother Marian Kydland and his brother Gary Kydland.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Debbie (Houser) Kydland; daughters Jennifer D. Kydland, Kristina L. Kydland; grandson, Bradley D. McGannon and granddaughter, Laney A. McGannon; sister, Debi A. Kydland; and two brothers and sisters in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3pm at Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA.

Ken’s family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and medical staff for the care and compassion they showed Ken during the last few weeks of his life as well as all the medical professionals at St. Peter Hospital that assisted in his care.

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-3


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 25, 2018

Kenneth Wallace Kydland

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Sandy McNees

November 11, 2018

Ken was one in a million, he married my niece Debbie and I would visit them when ever we got out that way. Ken had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to hear him laugh. He will be greatly missed by all his family and relatives. Rest in Peace Ken and we will remember all the fun times we had with you and your family. We can't be there for your memorial in person, but our hearts and prayers go to your families and friends. Love Always. Aunt Sandy & Uncle Ron and Families.

Dale Rankin

November 9, 2018

Ken and I had many good times together including me being a reserve officer with the Lacey Police Dept., where I first met him. We hunted and went shooting together. A few trips to Dave's ranch in Colville hunting white tailed deer. Ken just loved going there. Good times together going to coffee or lunch. Ken will be sorely missed. He is in a better place now. Rest in peace my friend. My condolences go out to Debbie and all of Ken's family.

Debi Kydland

November 7, 2018

I have many memories of Ken, or Kenny as we called him. He was my older brother. But my most precious memories are when we lived on a road called Herman (now known as College St.). I will keep his memory close to my heart. But I know he is happy again in heaven with our parents Marian and Wally, oldest brother Gary and sister-in-law Stephanie. And I know that they all welcomed him with open arms.