MSgt Kenneth F. Wilhelmson, US Air Force (Retired)
Kenneth was born to Francis and Theresa Wilhelmson on January 7th, 1939 in the Bronx, New York. Ken was called by the Lord on the 9th of December, 2007.
He is survived by his loving wife Ingrid Wilhelmson (San Antonio), his mother, Theresa Wilhelmson (New Jersey), brothers Richard and Jimmy. Four children, Lisa, Kimberly, Michael, and Nicole; seven grandchildren, Sean, Karalina, Paige, Alexandra, Autumn, Matthew, and Iann Parker.
Kenneth Wilhelmson was devoted husband, father, and patriot. He served four years in the Navy and 19 years in the Air Force, retiring after 23 years service to his country.
Upon Ken's retirement on February 1, 1979, he joined a local pest control company, where he worked an additional 20 years.
A remembrance service will be held at 7:30 PM, Thursday, December 13th at VFW Post 6012 on W. Military Drive.
Burial service will be held at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery, Friday, December 14th at 10:45 AM.
Added by PWG friends:
From Darrell Norman - I remember Kenny Wilhelmson, but had not heard anything about him in years. When I was a newly minted Admiral (AMS) at Rhein Main, he often flew with me as AMT. The Admiral was to serve as jumpmaster if we ever had to bail out of the 130, and I remember that Kenny told me never to look in the broom locker in the galley area if we had to jump. That's where he would ride the plane down. Also remember many stories from his days as a submariner and as a cop in New York. Great guy.
From Darr King - Had the honor of serving with Kenny while at Headquarters, USAFSS in the mid 70's. One of the finest AMT's in the program. Rest in peace, mi amigo.