Ken Wedel, our beloved kinsman, a father, a husband, and a teacher, passed away unexpectedly on September 3rd, 2019 while recovering from knee surgery.

Ken began bringing his family to AFA events some twenty years, ago, and they have been regulars at our gatheirngs ever since.

Ken was a big man in every sense of the word, looming large and giving off a quiet sense of strength, yet always soft-spoken and gentle, and wise. He was what the vikings would have called a “drengr,” a good man, to be sure, but also a good man to have around – dependable, competent, someone to be looked up to.

He chose teaching as a second career and brought so much to it! He challenged his high school students to be independent thinkers, achieving his own recognition in the process and earning the accolade as a Faculty Scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His love of the Gods and Ancestors grew ever deeper as time went on. Ken lived his life fully, and whether at work or play, he proudly wore his Thor’s hammer. Ken and his loving wife, Cyndra, raised their children Emily and Nicholas in the Asatru faith. This very weekend, family and friends are coming together to celebrate Emily’s marriage to Lucas Shelton. Ken will be there; there is no doubt. The AFA is family, and family is forever.

Cattle die, kinsmen die,
and you yourself shall die.
But fair fame never dies
for the one who wins it.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service on October 19th, 1 p.m. Tom Hawkins Elementary Multipurpose Room 475 Darlene Lane Tracy, CA 95377

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