Kenneth H. Vinge

by | Dec 3, 2021 | Golf Balls

December 3, 2021 2:48 p.m.

Posted: December 3, 2021 2:48 PM

COTTAGE GROVE / McFARLAND – Kenneth H. Vinge, 78, was surrounded by his loving family when he died at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 after battling Alzheimer’s and cancer.

He was born in Madison on February 26, 1943 to Stanley Iven Sr. and Margaret (Tomlinson) Vinge. Ken graduated from Poynette High School in 1961, where he studied football, basketball, baseball, and athletics. He married Judy Brown on January 12, 1963 in Arlington, Wisconsin. He continued his love of the sport by playing baseball, softball, golf, bowling, and serving on the Douglas Racing pit crew at Angel Park Speedway Activities in the Cottage Grove Community. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed long walks with his wife, Judy. Ken worked for the state of Wisconsin for 35 years and retired in 2000.

Grandchildren were the light of Ken’s life, between carpet riding, walks through the cornfields looking for his golf balls and at their sporting events. He was always her biggest fan.

Ken leaves behind his 58-year-old wife, Judy; his children Jeffery, Kelly (Mort), and Kurt (Wendy); Grandson, Mia (Jack), Hunter, Megan, Garret and Kelsie; Great-grandson Sawyer; Brother Stan (Kathy) Vinge Jr .; along with many other family members.

Ken preceded in death his parents Stanley Sr. and Margaret Vinge; Grandparents, Grace and Harold Tomlinson, Severt and Anna Vinge; and Uncle Clifford (Lucille) Vinge.

The family thanks the inpatient doctors, nurses and social workers from Agrace for the great care.

A celebration of Ken’s life will take place on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at AMERICAN LEGION, 4911 Burma Rd, McFarland.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Agrace Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg and Alzheimer at

Rest in peace, Kenny Harry. We love you dad / grandpa.

All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services of Madison supports the family. Online expressions of condolences can be made at