Kenneth H. Dant, 70 of Clarksville, IN passed away at Clark Memorial Hospital on October 19, 2017. He was born in Louisville, Ky to the late William M. Dant and Wendy J. (Harrison) Dant. He is survived by his daughters Wendy Dant Chesser and Pamela (Jason) Tartt; sister Cherrylle (Wayne) Coleman; four grandchildren Sydney Patberg, Kelsey Patberg, Joslyn Chesser and Ava Tartt; and two nephews Jason (Jennifer) Coleman and Jeremy (Lisa) Coleman. He spent the last several years with the love of his life, Roxie Ivanitsky, a lady he adored and planned to marry.
A Celebration of Life for his "Next of Ken" will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Culbertson Mansion, 914 E. Main Street, New Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be taken for the American Lung Association.
Ken spoke of the life lessons he learned from the Brothers at St. X (Class of '65), pinochle parties at Bellarmine, his service in the US Air Force, and from his family who may have loved to argue, but always supported one another. He was known for his ability to talk about death and dying, advocating for his Kentuckiana Management clients, sending his lengthy and sometimes funny Christmas letters, and never locking his front door.
Ken's social activities involved golfing with his great friends in PGS on Sunday mornings, playing poker throughout the area, preaching from The Book of Marthew, recalling his glory years coaching the Marthew's Magicians basketball team, or sharing memorable quotes from any Mel Brooks' movie.
As a Dad, Ken taught his daughters valuable life lessons, many while watching episodes of the Brady Bunch. The most memorable one he will be known for is: Always do what you say you will do.
Ken loved music - 1950's swing bands, all types of rock-n-roll, and live music. But all who knew him remembers his fondness for his two favorites: The Electric Light Orchestra and The Beatles. Since no one except him understood the words to ELO songs (and we guess he just made them up anyway), we want to close with lyrics from The Beatles, which is a fitting tribute to a man who made people laugh, think and love:
"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
Published on October 31, 2017