Ken Ploen wife: Was the legend ever married?

Ken Ploen, a two-way standout who won four Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, passed away at the age of 88 on February 13, 2024. The CFL team released a statement confirming Ploen’s passing following a protracted fight with dementia. This article will focus on Ken Ploen wife. Was the football legend ever married? Check it out.

A Peek Into Ken Ploen’s Career

Between 1957 and 1967, Ploen played 11 seasons with the Blue Bombers.

He was a standout defensive back and quarterback who helped the Bombers win four Grey Cups in a row, 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962.

After setting a club record in 1959 with ten interceptions, Ploen was named an all-star three times, once as a defensive back and twice as a quarterback.

Having completed 1,084 passes for 16,470 yards and 119 touchdowns, he retired in 1967 as the Blue Bombers’ all-time leading passer.

In 1975, he was admitted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

“Ken Ploen was the face of the Blue Bombers for years and then became a part of the fabric of this community following his playing days,” Winnipeg president and chief executive officer Wade Miller said in a statement.

Ken Ploen Wife

The late footballer spent several years as a married man. His widow, Janet, survives him.

“I’m doing fine,” said his widow, Janet Ploen, on Wednesday after his passing “I’m sad and I’m happy. I’m so happy that Ken is at peace and out of his misery and not having to fit in his wheelchair every day I’m happy for that but he will be truly missed a great deal.”

Janet Ploen expressed her gratitude to all of the well-wishers for their support.

She said: “They’re keeping their distance but I have had a lot of a lot of wonderful messages from people and my son-in-law (Randy Hosegood) has been here helping me.”

“I don’t know what I would have done without him because my daughter Carol (Hosegood-Ploen) left for Costa Rica on Monday. She’s coming home tomorrow though… So I’ve had lots of help and lots of support.”

Ken Ploen is survived by his son Doug, daughters Carol and Kendra, and eight grandchildren.


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