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Ken Gagnon

August 28, 1948 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 70)

  Kenneth “Ken” Gagnon, 70, of Chester passed away on February 12, 2019 of natural causes. 

The funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester at 1pm on Sunday, February 17.  Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.  Reception to follow service at the Church Hall.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Asper Funeral Homes.

Ken was born on August 28th, 1948 in Great Falls, MT to Ernest and Genevieve Gagnon.  He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1966 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from College of Great Falls.

He married Julie Newman in 1976.  They were married for 42 years.

Ken worked at Buttrey Foods promoting from Box Boy in high school to Manager in the Richland, WA store.  In 1980 he returned to the family farm in Chester, MT. 

He is survived by his wife, Julie; sons, Eric of Salt Lake City, UT, Ryan (Katie) of Long Valley, NJ, Cory (Amanda) of Havre, and Shane of Chester.  His great joy was being Papa to his grandson, Killian of NJ.  He is also survived by his brother, James (Cheryl) Gagnon of Fort Benton and Hong, Kong; his sisters, Yvonne Gagnon and Rita (Alan) Peters both of Gt Falls; and  nephews, niece, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Genevieve Gagnon, and sister, Patrice Gagnon. 

In lieu of flower memorials can be made to Liberty County Hospital in Chester or to a charity of your choice.

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