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.



Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…