Kenneth Charles Hebert passed away on May 16, 2022, at the age of 83. He passed peacefully at his home in Winter Park, FL surrounded by his family. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, he was also a brilliant prosecuting attorney who won justice for many victims’ families. Ken was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on May 3, 1939. Throughout his life he never lost his love for Cajun music and food. A “lese le bon ton roulet” attitude was always present when Ken’s Cajun heritage was on display. He graduated from Louisiana State University as an undergraduate and The University of Florida Law School. He was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and received a United States Air Force Expeditionary Medal for flights into Vietnam. In his career Ken served in the State Attorney’s office in Gainesville, Florida for 20 years, many of these as the Chief Assistant State Attorney. In 1989 he joined the State Attorney’s office in Orlando. Finally he rounded out his career as the Orlando City Prosecutor with the Orlando City Attorney’s office. Ken was an avid golfer and won senior tournaments at Rio Pinar Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, of 57 years, Rhoda, whom he often referred to as “the love of his life”. He also leaves behind two children, Aimee Hirten and Ron Williams, as well as, two grandchildren, Tanner and McKenna Hirten and brother Hugh Hebert and sister-in-law Bonnie Hebert, and sister Janie Fielder.
Ken was a colorful storyteller, a fierce proponent of justice, and an amazing husband,father and Papa. His love and influence will live in the hearts of those who knew him for years to come.
Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association Florida https://www.als.org/florida/donate.
Celebration of Life to follow.