Ken is a native of Pocahontas. After graduating from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he began working in Des Moines at Dunn's Funeral Home. In 1990, he returned to Pocahontas to join his father in the family funeral business. Ken is married and has five children. His wife is Jill and their children are Maria, Joey, Mitch, Sarah and Nicholas. They live in Pocahontas.