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Kenneth Lauridsen
  • March 24, 1947
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  • January 10, 2021

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Kenneth Dean Lauridsen was born on March 24, 1947, to Earl and Elizabeth Lauridsen in San Pierre, Indiana. He passed away in the hospital after a hard-fought battle with Covid in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on January 10, 2021. Ken kept contact with all of his family throughout his ordeal via text and cell phone all the way up to his admission into the intensive care unit. He took the time with each family member to respond to our texts and calls with humor and faith, often using his bitmoji, which we all joked looks exactly like him. While he could not be physically surrounded by family due to this horrible virus and the limitations it places on hospital visitation, he was emotionally surrounded and supported by his entire family throughout. His courage as he fought this battle was both remarkable and inspirational to us all. We are heartbroken at his passing but encouraged by his final words to us all that he has just entered a new journey beyond this world to the next.

Ken retired in 2019 from the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office after twenty plus years of dedicated service as their tech support lead. He was known by all there as the guy who could solve any problem they had and who they could count on to help them without hesitation and always with a smile. The ladies in his office joked that he was the guy who always smelled so good. He gave each of them a small bottle of his famous aftershave when he retired.

Ken loved his family and friends with all his heart and was always willing to help and open his home and heart to all. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Tribuzio Lauridsen, son Jeffrey (Luly) Lauridsen, daughter Lori Lauridsen, son Jason Lauridsen, grandsons JJ and Andy Lauridsen, sister Deborah (Roger) Kleist, sister Denise (Larry) Koebcke, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and others who saw Ken as a father or grandfather figure in their lives, notably Becky (Olivier) Wambe and baby Noah. Ken was an avid sportsman and loved fishing, shooting, and going out on his boat to enjoy nature and time with friends and family. He loved cooking on his grill and often smoked and deep fried multiple Thanksgiving turkeys for his family and neighbors. He was a master at preparing the best omelette you’ve ever had. He loved woodworking and was definitely a DYI sort of guy who did most all of his own repairs, landscaping, and remodeling. He, along with his wife Rose, were dedicated to caring for his parents in the final years of their lives. Ken loved going to his grandsons’ sporting events and cheering them on. He was so proud of each of his sons and his daughter and loved the close relationship they all had. Ken will be missed by all, and his spirit of kindness and generosity will remain for all who knew him as a testament to a life well-lived. We will be having a celebration of Ken’s life to be announced at a later date.

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  1. Bob Dietz posted an image:
    06 Jun 2021

  2. Lori Lauridsen posted an image:
    02 Jun 2021
    Ken light blue fishing shirt
    Ken light blue fishing shirt

  3. Lori Lauridsen posted an image:
    02 Jun 2021
    Ken and Lori yellow hat
    Ken and Lori yellow hat

  4. Lori Lauridsen posted an image:
    02 Jun 2021
    Ken dark blue shirt
    Ken dark blue shirt

  5. Al holmen says:
    23 May 2021
    My best friend I miss you every day.. the many fishing trips together and all the skeet target's we shot at night. The ZZ top concerts we went to and the best omlets on the planet, nobody could ever take your place. We will all be together before you know it. I love you man ❤️ Al holmen

  6. The Wright Family lit a candle:
    12 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 12, 2021 at 3:12:00 PM

  7. Shammara Wright says:
    12 Mar 2021
    The Wright family is saddened about the loss of Ken. He was a wonderful person and your family was one of the first we befriended upon moving to Florida. I will remember his laugh and sarcasm, his woodwork and his love of fishing and boating. And of course, I will remember how welcomed he always made me feel.

  8. Jamie Nelson says:
    30 Jan 2021
    Uncle Ken was such a kind man. Always playing with his kids and grandkids, nieces and nephews. He was always so much fun and up for anything. All the pictures I have are him playing with my kids and memories we will always cherish. So many Adventures we have been on. He was the best husband to aunt rose and a great example
    Of what a husband should be. We love you and you are truly missed.

  9. Carolyn Edison says:
    28 Jan 2021
    My heart is broken by this loss! Ken was always there to help in a pinch. He fixed a fence for me, always great for computer help, like a father to my children, so kind! My goal now is to be there for Rose and know we will support her through all of this. The Lauridsen’s are my second family and you are always there for family! Love you,

  10. Marya McDonald says:
    28 Jan 2021
    Ken was a favorite patient of ours. We always looked forward to his appointments. Even when he didn’t feel well he was gracious and always had a story. May God bless him on his journey and keep Rose and his family in loving arms.
    Dr. Buchoff’s office

  11. Diane Johnson lit a candle:
    28 Jan 2021
    Lit since January 28, 2021 at 1:36:54 AM

  12. Diane Johnson says:
    28 Jan 2021
    So sad and so hard to imagine seeing Rose without Ken at her side. They were such a close and loving couple. He was a good father and a wonderful grandfather. We will all miss him, his sense of humor, his knowledge of so many things, his helpfulness, his warmth, his smile and so much more. I pray your soul is at peace, Ken!

  13. Laurie and Mike Allen lit a candle:
    27 Jan 2021
    Lit since January 27, 2021 at 1:40:32 PM

  14. Trish Claxton says:
    27 Jan 2021
    Ken had such a beautiful smile. Every time he came In Dr Buchoff office alway so happy, even if he was up to par. Alway talked to Kirby about going fishing, sad to say they never made it. They are now fishing in heaven and talking about the big one. Will be so missed.

  15. Patti and Bob says:
    27 Jan 2021
    I cannot imagine what our Friday night dinners or first fires will be without Ken. We are just heart broken and will never forget the guy who was always there to help fix anything! Our focus now is Rose and helping her as she continues to get better and works thru enormous grief. Hoping Lori, Jeff, Jason and all family find comfort in such good memories.❤️

  16. Debbie Paul Grubb says:
    27 Jan 2021
    I remember Ken always had a smile on his face. And how he loved his wife was inspirational. I hope the family is at peace, and we'll see you again, Ken. Never lost, just relocated!

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