Ken Tatge, of North Port, Florida, (formerly of Griffith, Indiana), passed away Friday, January 15, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Olga K. Tatge; daughter Dawn Scanlon; sons Ken Jr. (Tracy) Tatge and Jimmy (Jenny) Tatge; grandfather of Tasha (Virgil) Tatge, Amanda (Jason) Collison, Tiffany Scanlon, Cheyenne Tatge, Justin Broom, Ashley Prichard, Cody and Justin Doan, and Joshua and Jeremy Henson; great-grandfather of Chantelle Tatge, Wyatt and Walker Prichard; brothers Mike and Paul O’Loughlin. Ken is preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years Bonnie Jean; parents Melvin Tatge and Wilnetta O’Loughlin; brothers Jimmy, Bobby and John O’Loughlin. Born in Beecher, Illinois, Ken had many diverse interests. He was a master carpenter, a master taxidermist, and an excellent hunter and fisherman. Ken taught motorcycle safety classes for 10 years, as he was a devout motorcycle rider and loved his Harley. Ken’s humility, his warmth, his love and respect to his wife, family and friends, made him beloved by so many. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Ken’s mantra, and one that he lived to the fullest, was “Every Man Dies, But Not Every Man Truly Lives”. We will all truly miss this lovely, blue-eyed, and kind man, but we were blessed to have known him, and to have loved him. A Visitation from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by Ken’s funeral service at 7:00 pm, will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 Farley Funeral Home, 5900 South Biscayne Drive, North Port, Florida 34287.
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm