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“What a sad sad day to discover that my dear old friend from Lansing Michigan has passed. Ken and I shared many fun and crazy memories in Lansing and...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Chuck Lindley - Dallas, TX

“I will always remember working with Ken at CCHS in the Trauma ICU. He was a great co-worker and I will miss him. I will always remember talking...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Jeffrey Riddle - Millsboro, DE

“I am so saddened and so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you and Ken have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Christy - Philadelphia, PA

“Just wanted to send my deepest sympathy to the Milstead family. I lived across the street from them in Trenton and loved that whole family. I always...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Terry Spike Hill - N Ft Myers, FL

“To the family, as you treasure the wealth of memories shared with Mr. Milstead be assured that the God of Comfort has him tucked away in his memory...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: S. Jenkins - NJ

“I had the pleasure of working with Ken at Christiana. He was someone I always looked forward to working with. He was a true gentleman and my...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Paul McCartney - New Castle, DE

“I knew Ken from when we worked at Riverside. We'd catch up every now and then when we were passing in the hall or working on the same unit at...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Dale Gregore - Wilmington, DE

“Peace be with the family- I worked as a nurse at Christiana- every memorial message in here sums him up to the T- always had a smile and time for a...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Caroline McDonald - Newark, DE

“As a co-worker, Ken was one of those who genuinely kind and caring therapists. He worked well with everyone and to those he didn't work so well...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Elaine Johns - newark, DE

“Kim, Katie and Jake,we are sending prayers and hugs to you all. I will always remember our time at NHS and how we became not just a sports family...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Scott and Patti Dooling - Newark, DE

“Kim, Jake and family,We are very sorry to hear about Ken. As a coach I always am reminded of the great times we had with athletes and their families....Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Steve Samluk - Middletown, DE

“Sue and I have been like sisters since we were 9 years old. Kenny was like a big brother. I have nothing but good memories of the Milstead family. ...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Denise Wagoner - Trenton, MI

“Whenever friends are looking at old photos of mine and Ken appears they always think he is Sparky Anderson. I think Ken would get a kick out of that. ”
13 of 51 | Posted by: Marcy Jankovich - Jackson, MI

“So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Wishing the family and friends strength, and good memories as you go forward. ”
14 of 51 | Posted by: Randy Girard - Marquette, MI

“Dear Kim & Family,We are very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend. I will miss talking to him every Sunday morning at Christiana Hospital....Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Maria & Stephen Lazar - Hockessin, DE

“Iam so sorry for the loss of ken. I always saw him and he was always so pleasent even when i drew his labs. He will be missed and my heart and...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Donna Knaut - Wilmington, DE

“Ken was a bright spirit and very kind man. I enjoyed working with him. Prayers for his family. He will be missed. ”
17 of 51 | Posted by: Casey Velon - wilmington, DE

“Kenny was my first true love in high school. Makes me very sad to hear he's no longer here. His sister, brothers, and mom were the BEST and all so...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Mount Adams - Belleville, MI

“I worked with Ken at Christiana...such a caring person...my sympathies to his family ”
19 of 51 | Posted by: Jean simmons - Wilm, DE

“I just wanted to extend my sincere condolences to Ken's family. I had the privilege of working with Ken when I was a nurse at Christiana Hospital. ...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Jeanne Marie Yohe - Wilmington, DE

“Grew up in same neighborhood with ken...shared mostly sporting activities in neighborhood with him and Ken was a standout then..always first to be...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Willam Pritchett - Boynton beach, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Ken was such a great guy to work with. He was compassionate in his care for his patients and always had a kind word for...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Adrienne Briggs - Wilmington, DE

“Prayers for the family with love and support through your time of need. ”
23 of 51 | Posted by: Candra Sudler - DE

“I am sorry for your loss. I have worked with ken at the hospital for many years. He was a wonderful person and someone that i enjoyed talking to. He...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Lorrinda Lockard - Coworker

“To my Uncle Kenny's family and friends, My family and I are wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Cyndy Milstead Anzek - SC

“Ken was truly one of our class all-stars and a great person. It was an honor to know him. Ron SamsLieutenant General, USAF (ret) ”
26 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so saddened to hear about my Uncle Kenny. I haven't talked to him in a long time and I've missed him so much. I will continue to miss him until...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Jennifer Carrier (Hines) - IL

20 yr. reunion 1987 Kenny, Susie Parker, Greg Lavasseur, Johnny  Glauner, Mike Milantoni, in back Bob Dalka
28 of 51 | Posted by: Susie Parker Goetz

“I wish to express my sadness over the death of Ken. My prayers are with his family. ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: Connie Rodriguez-Laginess - MI

Kenny,, Susie Parker, Greg Lavasseur, John Glauner, Mike Milantoni, in back Bob Dalka “My family lived down at the other end of Woodside in Trenton, MI from Kenny's houseKenny and I were good friends, always laughing and goofing around....Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Susie Parker-Goetz - Camas, WA

“I thought of "Kenny" so often through the years. Even our teachers had to smile at some of his shenanigans. He will never be forgotten. ”
31 of 51 | Posted by: Dianne (Smith) McCaslin - Leland, IL

“Will always remember his kindness to me....he had a good heart....was too young but in God's lovely arms he rests ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: Diane Lightbody Brown - Durant, OK

“I have known Ken through my 10 years at Christiana Care and he was a great man. He was very compassionate and took wonderful care of my father while...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Joanne - Newark, DE


34 of 51 | Posted by: Joanne - Newark, DE

“I'm sorry to hear about Ken's passing. Remembering him from Trenton High School and attending football games at Farrar Field. ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: Ralph Pasola - Ann Arbor, MI

“Sincere condolences to the family of a former classmate who was truly a good guy: talented, kind and sincere. I was moved to hear of his passing and...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Cindi Bates - Ottawa, ON

“I was so sorry to hear of the loss of the love of your life. Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Kimberly and Family: I wanted to share my sympathy and my thoughts on one of the most talented and versatile athletes to graduate from Trenton High...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Ronald Andrews - Trenton, MI

“My condolences to his family. Here is a picture of Nick Kobus (72), myself (35) and Ken (84) as freshmen at Trenton High. ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: Mike Kruse - Woodhaven, MI

“Ken and I were room mates and team mates at MSU .He was a great friend. We had a lot of fun together. I am sad and will miss my friend " Siim Pickens" ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: Ron Curl - Livonia, MI

“I worked with Ken at Christiana Hospital for about 10 years. He will be missed by all of his friends and loved ones. My prayers and condolences for...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Kanal Patel - Chicago, IL

“Ken was my first room mate at State. Since he had a broken leg at the time I was the one designated to carry his tray at meal times. I met a lot of...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Don St.Jean - Toms River, NJ

“Kenny will always remain in my mind and in my heart as not only my BFF growing up but as a loving, carling man. From our families move together from...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Ron (Steve) Hinds - Fairborn, OH

“So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Knew Ken from Christiana Hospital. Lovely person with never an unkind word to say. Will miss his infectious smile ”
44 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Gant - Wilmington, DE

“So sorry for your loss ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Sue Chudzik - Newark, DE

“Ken was one of the nicest people I know. He always had a hello and a smile at work .He will be missed . ”
46 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Selvaggio - Wilmington, DE

“To all of Kenny's family and friends, I extend my sincerest condolences. Kenny was a classmate and friend in our elementary school days back in Oak...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Michele Appel - Chattanooga, TN

“Ken will be greatly missed. We have so many wonderful memories of him when he lived in Michigan. Ken was just a great friend, always willing to...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Randy and Debbie Proctor - MI

“My deepest condolences to the Milstead family. Ken was a good man and a good friend to me. He beat me at every sport we ever played together. He...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Sean Motoyoshi - Bear, DE

“It's hard to know where to begin. Kenny and I go way back. Kenny would probably remember me as Steve since that's all my Dad would call me. Our...Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Ron Hinds - Fairborn, OH - Friend

“To the family of Mr.Kenneth Milstead, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God spoken of in Isaiah 61:1,2 who "binds up the...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: A friend


Kenneth Leroy Milstead of Wilmington, DE, born in South Bend, IN in 1949, went to heaven on May 3, 2017 at the age of 68. He was loved by his wife, Kim, and his children Jacob, Jerry (Lisa) of Northfield, NJ, Katie (Doug) Stanley of Bear, April (Tom) Adado of Holt, MI and Denelle Milstead, as well as his brothers Gerald (Sheryl) and Charles, his sister Sue (Terry) Eberhart and sister-in-law Kerri (Tim) DiRocco. He was also cherished by his grandchildren: Andy, Josh, Heather and Jared—and his furry grandkids Teddie, Levi, Sparty and Bam Bam. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Edna Mae Milstead and Glenn Milstead, and sister-in-law Kathy Milstead.

Ken, named "2nd Athlete of the Decade" at Trenton High School in Trenton, MI, went on to play football at Michigan State University, and has been a lifelong Spartan fan. He earned a degree in respiratory therapy at Delaware Tech and has worked as a respiratory therapist with many great friends at Christiana Medical Center for the last 22 years. Ken enjoyed golfing, caring for patients, time with family and pets, and all sports, especially MSU, as well as Newark High School, serving as a booster for football and baseball teams.

The family wishes to thank all of the nursing staff, doctors, respiratory therapists and especially Dr. Ben Jackson from University of Pennsylvania Medical Center who dedicated themselves to his care for the last month.

Visitation with the family will be held at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, Monday, May 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service which begins at 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1st State Chapter, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1103, Wilmington, DE 19801.