Former Marion County resident Kenneth Raymond Reznicek, 68, passed away June 5, 2021, at his home in Warner, New Hampshire, where he had realized his dream of owning woods.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Link, and their four children, Sarah (and partner Lee), Kary, Nate (and wife Isa), and Nick (and fiancée Katie).
Ken was born on May 18, 1953, in Marion to John Charles and Irma Marie Reznicek from Lost Springs.
Other survivors include siblings Carol Makovec (and husband Bob), Tom Reznicek (and wife Janet), Ron Reznicek (and wife Verena), Ed Reznicek (and wife Mary), Mary Loewen (and husband Charles), Lori Torline (and husband Jon), and Bob Reznicek, and sister-in-law Helen Reznicek.
He was preceded in death by siblings Marilyn, John, and Elaine.
He often told stories of his childhood on the Reznicek farm. He talked about milking cows and feeding chickens with his siblings and enjoying his Grandma Holub’s visits to help make soap.
Ken graduated from Centre High School in 1971, where he learned woodworking and played football.
Ken and Debbie, who first met as teenagers, were married on June 29, 1974, in Pilsen. He began working for the Army Corps of Engineers in 1976, positioned at Marion Reservoir, Council Grove Reservoir, and then John Redmond in Burlington.
Ken started in maintenance and was a contract specialist when he retired in 2008. He and Debbie moved to New Hampshire in 2012. They enjoyed going to flea markets and antique stores as well as sitting around the fire with their dog, Maggie.
Ken was an avid fisherman and took his family many times to Colorado to camp and fish near the Rio Grande River. He is lovingly remembered for his great passion for the outdoors and his adventure stories of salmon fishing and watching for bears in Sitka, Alaska.
He was an expert on vintage fishing lures and for 30 years was a member of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, where he made many good friends from all over the country.
He spent many happy hours woodworking, making beautiful lure cases, cabinetry, and furniture that forever will be cherished by those who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston, tree-planting in Kelley Park in Burlington, or Trout Unlimited in New Hampshire.
Donations can be sent to Debbie at 289 Horne St, Warner NH 02139.