Salem - Kenneth Dale
Champ passed away peacefully in his sleep, May 15, 2018 at Brookdale Memory Care
Facility in Salem, OR. at the age of 70. Ken was born September
2, 1947, to parents, Dale and Mildred Champ. Ken grew up in
Mehama, OR., attending school in Mehama, Stayton Grade School
and Stayton Union High School. After High School he attended
OTI(now OIT) in Klamath Falls, OR. Ken joined the Navy Reserves
in 1968. Shortly after joining he was sent to Vietnam.
married Vicki Grosso, February 17, 1968 in Stayton. He worked
for Norpac in Stayton before working for Garmin AT in Salem. Ken
loved boating, boat racing, camping, water skiing, watching
Nascar and all classic cars. Ken volunteered for the Lyons Rural Fire Department as a
fireman and EMT for 28 years. He also was board president of
North Santiam Federal Credit Union in Stayton for some years. He
served on the school board at Stayton Union High School. Ken was
a member of the Willamette Valley Street Rods Club for 15 years
and the RoadKill Kruzers.
Ken is survived by his
wife Vicki of 50 years, daughters Amy Hollinger(Matt), Darcy
MacDermid(Troy), granddaughters, Shayla, Morgan, Payton and
sister Renee Hendricks. Ken was preceded in death by his
A celebration of
Kenís life will be 11am Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Morning Star
Community Church, 4775 27th Avenue SE, Salem, OR.. There will be special parking for classic cars.
In lieu of flowers,
please consider a donation to Lyons Rural Fire District, PO Box
179, Lyons, OR. 97358 or Family Building Blocks, 2425 Lancaster
Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305.