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Critten, Kenneth E.

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July 6, 1938 - March 14, 2019

Critten, Kenneth E.

It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Earl Critten (Ken), announces his passing after an illness, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the age of 80 years. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his adoring wife Delia Critten and his five daughters, Veronica Critten, Patricia Thompson, Jessica Lansing, Deborah Critten, and Delia Rebecca Rodriguez. Ken will also be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Sam, Mathew, Nicholas, Samantha, Nicholas, Paul-Michael, Joshua, Cristian, Delia Anissa, his brother David Critten, sister-in-law Patricia Critten, his niece Lisa Vroom, and nephew David Critten. Ken was predeceased by his mother Ruther Schaeffer, his father Kenneth J. Critten, and his sisters Doris Dibble and Barbara Mueller.

Ken was a native of Lima, Ohio. He served honorably in the United States Air Force from October 10, 1956 until June 10, 1960. He attended Oregon State University, where he studied manufacturing engineering and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm, on Thursday, March 21st at Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Services located at 19310 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75252

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Arrangements under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Kyle McQuilkin

April 08, 2019 8:59PM

Ken was a wonderful person. He was a great father, a faithful friend, a loving husand, and a gentle spirit. He will be sorely missed.

Erika Salazar

March 21, 2019 12:10PM

I am just heart broken for everyone. You all lost a great man that i can honestly say do not exist anymore. I only have the greatest memories of how sweet and caring he was. My prayers are with you all!