Rear Admiral Kenneth G. Wiman, United States Coast Guard (Ret), 90, of Wilmington, NC., formerly of Fort Washington, MD., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
He is survived by his twin Brother Ray Wiman, of Tulsa, OK.; wife Virginia Wiman, of Wilmington, NC.; son Steve Wiman and his wife Stephanie, of Elverta, CA.; son Keith Wiman and his wife Nilda, of Waldorf, MD.; son Carl Wiman and his wife Linda, of Winter Garden, FL; daughter Gail Teibel and husband Mitch, of Wilmington, NC.; and daughter Susan Essid and husband Chris, of Hampstead, NC. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Ken was a devoted husband, loving father and served our nation in the United States Coast Guard for 36 years where he retired at the rank of Rear Admiral. Early in his career he served in the Western Pacific during the Korean War on the Destroyer Escort USCGC Ramsden WDE-482. He served in various assignments in Alaska, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Rear Admiral Wiman was awarded three Meritorious Service Medal and two Legion of Merit Awards. He served as the President of the Society of American Military Engineers and served as the Chief of Coast Guard Research and Development. One of his signature accomplishments was the standardization of channel markers to assist with navigation. Except for the later international change from black to green on one side of the channel, his design is still in use today.
He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The family is arranging a date in April and if anyone wants more information on the service please contact Susan Essid at [email protected]
In leu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in his name to the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. Anyone can go to ussslater.org and make a donation in his name. He was proud of his service to our great nation and his service abort the USCGC Ramsden.
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