Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and chiropractor, Kenneth Lewis Weinbeck, 77, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts passed away May 11, 2022, at Lowell General Hospital in the company of loved ones after a brief illness. A Lowell native, Ken was active in organizations that foster good character and stood out as a shining example of their success. He was a Boy Scout, a member of the Order of DeMolay, a Freemason, and a ham radio enthusiast. He channeled his love of service and collegiality into his work as a chiropractor, taking up the specialty that offered him relief from several painful diagnoses that ailed him throughout most of his life but never broke his spirit.Ken graduated from Lowell High School in 1962, studied at Lowell Technological Institute 1962-63, and attended Palmer Chiropractic College 1963-67. It was in his last year at Palmer that he met the love of his life, MaryLynne, whom he married on New Year’s Eve of 1966. Together, they lovingly raised a family of four – a family that remains close knit to this day.In 1969, Ken founded Billerica Chiropractic Office, where he served his patients selflessly for 20 years. In 1989, he devoted his energy full-time to helping other chiropractors via practice management software consulting, which had been a side project since 1982. In 1991, however, Ken was back to seeing patients at Weinbeck Chiropractic Office in Westford until his reluctant retirement in 2012. The satisfaction of alleviating pain for his patients sustained him long past the point where the work itself became painful for him to perform.
Ken is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren: MaryLynne of Chelmsford; Dr. Christopher, Robin, and Naomi Weinbeck of Westford; Dr. Wendy, Jim, Thalissa, and Ell of Nashua; Jennifer, Michaella, and Aidan Weinbeck of Chelmsford; and Michael, Sharon, Gwendolyn, and Annalise Weinbeck of North Reading. He was predeceased by his parents, Lucy and John.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, June 18th at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church.