Ken was born January 1, 1930 in Moscow to John R. and Mary B. Kaiser Brood. He grew up on the family dairy farm and attended a country school. After school Ken continued working on the family farm. While attending a square dance he met Betty Johnson and they were married at her family’s home near Troy on June 17, 1956.
They moved into Moscow in 1978 and shortly thereafter, Ken went to work at Almota Elevator Company and retired from the company as their warehouseman. Over the years, he and Betty continued to square dance. Ken served as a 4-H Leader and was an avid bowler, bowling on many leagues, even until last October. In 2007 they moved to Palouse where Ken kept a large garden, sharing the produce with family and friends and donating much to the Palouse Food Bank.
Surviving are his wife of over 60 years, Betty, at their home. His daughters, Gayle (David) Rossebo of Genesee and Sherri (Mike) DeLeve of Albuquerque, NM and his son, Wayne (Debbie) Brood of Moscow. He also leaves three grandsons, Bryan and Eric Rossebo and Daniel Brood along with great grandchildren, Layla Kimball and Carson Brood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Smith.
At Ken’s request there will be no formal service. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests donation be made to the Palouse Regional Bowling Association Youth Scholarship Fund.
The Ken Brood Memorial Scholarship Tournament will be held April 30th at Zeppoz in Pullman. The public is welcome.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.