Feb 22, 2024

Kenneth Carl Sack

Posted Feb 22, 2024 6:47 PM
Kenneth Carl Sack
Kenneth Carl Sack

Kenneth Carl Sack, age 73, of Manhattan, passed away Saturday February 17, 2024 at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas.

Ken was born on July 26, 1950 in Manhattan, the son of Carl and Marie (Flanary) Sack. He attended Manhattan Catholic Schools and graduated from Msgr. Luckey High School with the class of 1968. He then attended Manhattan Area Technical College and earned his degree in HVAC, graduating in 1970.

Ken worked at Kansas State University starting in 1978, first in facilities doing air conditioning and maintenance, and then from 1989 until 2016 he was a research assistant and an electronic technician in the biology department. When he transferred to biology he repaired and maintained their lab equipment such as their electron microscope, autoclaves and water filtration systems. He also helped in multiple labs. He retired after 39 years at KSU. He also worked and taught classes at AIB in Manhattan for many years.

He was a social guy who always had a good joke to tell. He would be seen at the Senior Center and the Community Meals, always visiting and wanting to talk with others. Ken volunteered with the Boy Scouts and also for a period of time with BeAble in Manhattan.

Ken is survived by his good friend Melissa Perez of the home. He is also survived by his many family members and friends, all who will miss seeing Ken and sharing stories with him.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday February 26 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

The Rosary will be read following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Monday February 26 at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday February 27 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, with Father Gale Hammerschmidt as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Manhattan Catholic Schools. Contributions may be sent in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.