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Kenneth Thompson Doran
April 14, 1918 - December 2, 2018

Kenneth Thompson Doran

Kenneth Thompson Doran
Apr 14, 1918 - Dec 2, 2018

Kenneth Thompson Doran
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A teacher and pioneering administrator in the development of community colleges, Ken Doran died peacefully on December 2, 2018 at home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He died as he lived - calm and dignified-- with his wife and son Eric at his side. Following active duty in England during World War II, he retired as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Beginning his career as a teacher, he became the Associate Executive Dean for Junior Colleges in the state of New York. Living most of his life in Albany, New York, he was an active member of Christ the King Parish in Guilderland, New York, serving as a lector, lay minister and choir member. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ken distinguished himself as a devoted husband and father and a man of steadfast Catholic faith. His was a long life of scholarship and volunteer activities. He published four volumes of Doran Family Genealogy dating back to the Mayflower. He brought support to individuals in nursing homes and read to the blind over the radio. His joys were playing Scrabble and visiting Cape Cod. Moving to Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 2014, he lived out his life with his wife Kathleen (Connie) in comfort and peace. He reached the age of 100 years and seven months thus achieving his oft stated goal of outliving his mother, which he did by four months. More important than the number of years was the life-long respect Ken enjoyed for his intelligence, kindness and loyalty.

He is survived by his wife Connie, who herself is 100 years old, his two sons Christopher Doran in Denver, Colorado and Eric Doran in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as well as his devoted daughter-in-law Maureen also in Denver. He has five grandchildren, Alison, Meghan, Caitlin, Leigh and Samuel as well as six great grandchildren. Ken, Dad and "Papa" will be missed greatly by all those whose lives he touched.

Donations can be sent to Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway Madison WI 53711, who provided outstanding services to Ken in the last portion of his life.

Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-9054

Tammi Alexander, Badger Honor Flight on Dec 20, 2018

The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Kenneth Doran. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on September 13, 2014.

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