Ken Weedin was pillar of Loveland business community

LOVELAND – Lawrence Weedin said his father, Ken, was at the family’s insurance office most days until the end of March, despite being in his 90s.

“He basically had no hobbies, except for work and maybe watching the Denver Nuggets on TV,” Lawrence Weedin said Wednesday.

Ken Weedin, a pillar of the Loveland business community since he moved to town in 1956, died Tuesday at the age of 91.

Aside from leading Weedin Agency Inc. Insurance for decades, Weedin was also a prominent Realtor in the area and served a stint as president of the Colorado Association of Realtors in the 1970s.

He also served as president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and a pair of stints on the Loveland city council in the 1960s and ’70s, including a term as mayor pro tem. A World War II veteran, he was a Rotary Club member for 58 years.

The insurance agency became a family affair. In addition to Lawrence, who runs the agency now, Lawrence’s sons, Mark and Eric, work there as well.

Lawrence Weedin said his father sold his last house as a Realtor four or five years ago.

“Pretty amazing,” Lawrence Weedin said. “He was probably 86, 87 when he sold his last house. That’s pretty unusual. He had a good life.”

Ken Weedin, who grew up in northwest Missouri, was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Beulah. He is survived by his second wife, Marge, his two children, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Loveland, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Family Hospice or the Rotary International Foundation.

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