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Ken Tilsen died on September 1, 2013.

Ken entered Hospice care last month. He has good days and not so good days. He is at home with his partner Connie and surrounded by friends and family.

Many years ago Ken was diagnosed with COPD and congestive heart failure he has managed these progressive diseases very well and continued his involvement with many progressive movements and his large and growing family.

Over the winter Ken had frequent bouts of pneumonia becoming increasingly exhausted. He still has his brilliant mind and loving spirit.


Lois Wagh Aronstein signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

To Connie,I never had the privilege of meeting your wonderful Ken but I know your love for him was boundless. Please know my thoughts and heart are with you as ... Read more

Laura Waterman Wittstock signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Ken was one of the greats. His winning smile said it all. There was a true love for humanity in everything he did. When I interviewed him for the book on AIM, he had so ... Read more

Deanne and Rene Larin signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Thank you ken for your tireless dedication to the fight for justice, you were one of the last great ones of the generation of civil rights ... Read more

Jessica K. Baum signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Just want to say that I am thinking about all the Tilsen children and grandchildren.  I hope your best, most loving memories keep him with you throughout your ... Read more

ron kelner signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Sorry to hear.  sorry for the loss for the entire community.  He will be missed.  Read more

Aaron Tilsen signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Kenneth Tilsen Gathering ScheduleFUNERAL11:00AM Grave side at the Temple of Aaron cemetery  Located at the Corner of Larpenteur Ave and Dale St. Roseville, MN ... Read more

Arthur Himmelman signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

My most sincere condolences to the Tilsen family, friends, colleagues, and to all those whose lives were blessed by knowing Ken. Ken's legacy will be honored and cherished ... Read more

The Males signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Thank you for letting us know. I am thinking of you all at this time and offer condolences. Read more

Cynthia Moore signed Kenneth's Guestbook.

Fitting, isn't it, that Ken would slip away on the eve of Labor Day.What an impact he had on the workers' movements of the midwest. I have always been so proud to be part ... Read more

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