In Memoriam

1958 - 2011

FOFH-IL Salutes Long-Time, Dedicated Supporter Ken Armstrong For His Major Volunteer Role In Hines Fisher House Construction Fundraising

Kenneth Russell Armstrong, 53, passed away Jan. 5, 2011.

Ken was the co-founder of Eriksen Armstrong Corporation, an experienced, high-quality construction company serving the North Shore area for 30 years. As a gifted master builder, Ken took immense pride in his work while having the ability to appreciate all of God's creation.

He was an amiable and enthusiastic people-person who has left a host of friends and a family who loved him very much. Several FOFH-IL Board members had the privilege of working with Ken during the Illinois grass roots fundraising campaign to match funds with the national Fisher House Foundation to build Illinois' first Fisher House on Hines VA Hospital grounds. He gave generously of his time, personal funds plus personal and business contacts to this cause he found so inspiring.

While Ken never served our country in the Armed Forces, both his father and grandfather were veterans. He truly had a heartfelt, deep appreciation for those serving our wonderful nation. He was a resident of Park Ridge, IL for over 35 years and a member of the Park Ridge Country Club for 15 years.

The entire FOFH-IL Executive Board extends our sincerest sympathy and deepest condolences to his family. We remember his energy and good humor while conducting the serious business of garnering support and funds to help military families facing medical crises.



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Over 6,600 Military Families Have Stayed Free of Charge at This "Home Away from Home" Since March 1, 2010

Military Families Express Thanks

When asked ‘where do you want to go on vacation?’

I thought…and thought and answered:

Hines Fisher House!

Not for the fun and games
which were great but for the camaraderie – mutual trust
and friendship among people
who spend a lot of time

Thank You…
You have left a footprint on my heart

2017 Military Honor & Remembrance Tributes

Friends of Fisher House – Illinois
2017 Military Honor & Remembrance Tributes for
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11th Annual Chicago River and Lake Michigan Boat Cruise Fundraiser

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Society of American Military Engineers --
Longtime Strong Supporters
of FOFH-IL's Humanitarian Mission.
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with Open Bar & Light Dinner
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Military Bike Night / Car Show Supporting Friends of Fisher House-Illinois Assistance to Hines VA Fi

August 19, 2017
Steger Commons Parking Lot
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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