In Memory: Ken Eurek

Headshot of Ken EurekA celebration of life for Ken Eurek, 68, a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Culture, will be at 2 p.m., July 6, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903. He died June 21, 2018, after a battle with cancer.

Eurek taught American Sign Language at UCCS for 26 years. He also taught physical education and coached basketball at the Colorado School of the Deaf and Blind for many years.

Eurek is survived by his wife, Diana, their three children and one grandchild. He is also survived by his three brothers.

His family published the following obituary in The Gazette:

June 29, 1949 – June 21, 2018

In loving memory of Kenneth “Ken” Eurek. Ken was born June 29, 1949 in Loup City, Nebraska to Tom and Helen Eurek. He passed away on June 21, 2018, and went to be with God.

Ken is survived by his wife, Diana of 42 years, daughters, Sophia and Alice, son, Calvin, daughter in law, Elaine and grandson, Aaron, Three brothers, Ernie, Dave, Frank, and sisters in law, Lorraine, Janet and Maryann and many nieces and nephews.

Ken was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of St Mary’s Cathedral Church. He taught Physical Education at Colorado School of the Deaf and Blind and American Sign Language at UCCS for many years. Ken was known for his smile, generous heart, compassion, kindness and joking manner. He was incredibly thankful for the love of Family, Friends and his relationship with God over the years.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday July 6, 2018 at 2 pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W Kiowa St Colorado Springs Co.


3 Comments on In Memory: Ken Eurek

  1. I heard news about happened to Ken. He was my P.E. teacher and driver ed teacher at CSDB. He was very good and funny guy that I had in my life from childhood to today. I miss him. Thank you, Ken being have you in my lifetime. I am always remember you, never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Ken

  2. I learned that my former PE teacher Ken Eurek has passed away last month right before his birthday. He was a great man. I had him when I enrolled CSDB (Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind) in fall of 1988 had been in his PE class from elementary through middle school and some time in high school. He loves to tease me about my name. I wish I could have seen him one more time before his time was up. I will never forget him. Ken, thank you for being a great teacher and friend. I miss you until we meet again.

  3. R.I.P, that’s a great thing he knows American Sign Language. I’m so sorry to hear about it.
    Deaf will always be with his learning skills.
    R.I.P Ken.

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