Kenneth Allen Lastovich
Lastovich, Kenneth Allen fiercely battled neuroen-docrine cancer for 13 months but ultimately answered God's call to come home. A skilled negotiator and eternal optimist, we were convinced Ken would reach an agreement with our Maker for another 25 birthdays. Although Ken will not have another 25 years, he made the most of the 57 years he lived among us. Ken liked old cars, especially his 1969 Chevelle SS 396 convertible. Ken used that car to help him woo the love of his life, Terry-Lynne. On their wedding day in June 1987, Ken drove away from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the top down on his shiny, black convertible, a big grin on his face and Terry-Lynne by his side. Ken loved the breeze in his hair, whether it was driving a car or flying across the water in a boat. Ken spent annual fishing openers on Minnesota's icy waters with his dad and brothers. Ken always spoke fondly of summers spent at his uncles' lake homes with his cousins. Later, Ken introduced his sons, Andrew and Steven, and daughter Lorna to his love of water sports. They, along with his nieces and nephews, have fond memories of water skiing and tubing, when Ken was driving his boat. Even though there may have been a few bruises and cases of near whiplash, the fun they had with Ken made it worthwhile. Ken built a successful business using his natural ability to develop meaningful relationships and had a special bond with long time mentor Charlie Quarstad. Although Ken excelled in his work life, he always made family his number one priority. He was a devoted son, husband and father. Ken loved spending time with family: BBQs in the backyard, movies on the big screen in the basement, hosting big feasts on holidays for family, playing board games, ski trips out west and of course DIY projects, endless projects. No matter what the activity, Ken was all in. On April 17, 2021, Ken left the surly bonds of Earth to rejoin his mom and dad, Arlene and Marko, his brother Steven, and his father-in-law Louis Ritchot. Ken is survived by his wife Terry-Lynne, his sons Andrew and Steven, his daughter Lorna, his brother Mark Lastovich (Vicki) and his sister Lynne Pepin (Tim). Ken's extended family, mother-in-law Maureen Ritchot, sisters-in-law Wendy Anne Asplund (Steve) and Jocelyn Knoll (Peter), brother-in-law Darren Ritchot (Roxy) and his nieces and nephews, will miss his enduring kindness and friendship. Ken's wife and children will miss his daily presence and love. Ken made a difference in every life he touched. The family thanks everyone for their prayers and kindness, especially Dr. Hugec of Minnesota Oncology and the nurses, doctors and staff at United Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation or donor's choice. A private memorial service will be webcast Sat. April 24, 11am. The webcast of the funeral service can be viewed from Ken's obituary page. Click on the photo/video tab to view at Washburn-McReavy.com. A public gathering of friends and family will be held 12 noon to 1pm Sat. April 24th at: Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Published on April 20, 2021
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