Kenneth L. Blue, age 83, member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, passed away July 31, 2013, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Visitation is Friday from 4-8 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, at McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 East Third Avenue, Shakopee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, August 3 at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church with visitation from 10-11 AM at the Lower Sioux Community Hall. Interment is in St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ken was born on April 27, 1930, in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, the son on Terry and Gertrude (Jones) Blue. He attended Flandreau Indian School, and for over 35 years he was the owner/operator of a tire shop in Minneapolis. He enjoyed football, fishing/hunting, TV, golf, and his dogs. Ken was an 8th Army Korean War Ranger.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen; son, David and wife, Judy; brother, Dennis. Preceded by wife, Betty; son, Robert; daughter, baby girl Blue; parents, Gertrude and Terry; sisters, Violet, Margie, and Dorothy; brother, Roy.