American Veteran 01

Kenneth Lee Besette

October 31, 1942 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 77)


Kenneth Lee Besette was born on October 31, 1942 in Fargo, North Dakota. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday January 12, 2020 in Perris, California.

Kenneth attended Fargo High School in Fargo, North Dakota, Shortly after his graduation he joined the US Marines and served during the Vietnam War. In 1968, he met the love of his life Gloria Besette and together they were blessed with two children Linnetta and Mariah. He loved fishing and drag racing. He enjoyed building project and always kept busy with different projects in his garage. He was an avid card player and enjoyed playing against others.

Kenneth leaves behind his loving wife of whom he shared 51 years in matrimony Gloria Besette; his daughters Linnetta Tasker and Mariah with husband Patrick Queenen; four grandchildren Alexis, Tanner, Colin and Hannah; one great-grandson Caleb; other extended family and friends.

Kenneth will be dearly missed and loved by his family, there will be memorial service held at Riverside National Cemetery to honor his service and dedication on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 2PM with Military Honors.


Marines' Hymn

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

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Graveside/Military Honors
January 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518

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