Rear Admiral Kenneth G. Wiman

October 1, 1930 - March 25, 2021
Rear Admiral Kenneth G. Wiman

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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.

Services will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM with full military honors.

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 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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  • March 27, 2021
    Frank and Bertie Boyd says:
    What a great life of service. So sorry for your loss

  • October 13, 2021
    The Williams School says:
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the lost of your husband.