On March 19th, after a long and hard fought battle, Ken Yenke succumbed to cancer at the Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, OH. Ken was diagnosed with leukemia on 16 September 2013 and began treatment immediately. With the tireless dedication, love and constant vigilance of his wife, Brenda, Ken was able to fight the good fight and run the race well. Ken was a father of five, brother to five and a friend to all. Ken will be missed, yet live on in the hearts of his children, grandchildren and siblings. Ken will also be missed, yet well remembered by Teddy Bear enthusiasts, collectors and friends across the nation.
January 7, 1945- March 19, 2014
"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him."
Welcome to Ken Yenke's Official Website
Ken Has Written Three Colorful and Informative Books
All books are autographed personally to YOU by Ken Yenke
Ken's books make great gifts for any teddy bear lover or a new collector. See many of the bears in Ken's collection. Children (of all ages) love looking at all the colored photographs. Good books are a wonderful addition to any library or coffee table.
Evaluations are $10.00 each, FREE with purchase of a book. Collections are appraised on an individual cost basis.
Ken's job allowed him to travel the world, where he began his teddy bear education at museums, art galleries and antique shops. His appetite grew for books about Teddy Roosevelt, and this helped establish him as an expert. To this day he reads and traps images of bears in his memory, plus adding old bears to his personal collection.
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