We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Kevin Charles Elderkin, 71 years old. He passed away unexpectedly on February 20, 2023 and will be missed dearly.

Kevin was born on November 21, 1951 to Charles and Dorothy Elderkin. He was raised in Valley Stream, New York, until his family relocated to Southern California, in his early teens. He attended Eisenhower High School, then graduated from Cal State Fullerton and later married his loving wife, Linda, in 1976. Kevin and Linda relocated to Washington, and then eventually moved back to California where they became long-time residents of Ferndale and built their dream home. Kevin worked for New York Life Insurance Co. and was a local farrier, until he pursued a career with State Farm Insurance. He dedicated his career to State Farm, where he served as an agent to the local community for over 43 years.

Kevin was highly active in his life and enjoyed spending time with his family, working on his property, and raising his horses and Alaskan Malamute dogs. He enjoyed western movies and building wooden ship models, and he was passionate about early American history. Kevin looked forward to his daily talks with his three children and telling jokes to his grandchildren. He had a profound sense of humor, was quick to tell a funny story and will be remembered for his integrity, whit, kindness, and overall good nature. Kevin was focused on family and was a proud father, loving husband and grandfather, and a supportive father-in-law. He was the most hardworking and dedicated father who loved unconditionally and did everything in his will to provide his family with the best. We are forever grateful for that.

He will be forever remembered and cherished by his loving wife of over 47 years, Linda, and his three children — Ryan (Jennifer) Elderkin, Courtney (Mike) Acorn, and Brittany (Silverio) Garcia. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia (Mike) Russell. Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy. He was the proud grandpa to five beautiful grandchildren who he adored dearly, Charlotte, Loclynn, Irelynn, Lillian and Kevin.

Kevin will be greatly missed by many. Private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family address below: PO Box 398 Fortuna, CA 95540.


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