Alanson Kenyon

Alanson  Kenyon
Alanson ‘Al’ Kenyon of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 in Plainwell. Mr. Kenyon was born April 5, 1920 in Grand Rapids the son of Herman and Lila (Phelps) Kenyon. Al worked at the Willow Run Ford Motor Co. in Ann Arbor making bombers prior to being drafted in WW II. He was an Army veteran of the 10th Mountain Div. where he served as a Rifleman in Italy and earned the Bronze Star. For over 40 years he was employed at Plainwell Paper.In his leisure time Al enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood crafting. On August 25, 1956 in Otsego he married Betty McKibben who preceded him in death in 2007. Surviving are his children, Jackie (Dave) Dutton of Otsego, Al (Karen) Kenyon of South Dakota, son-in-law, Jose’ Santos; his brothers, Leon (Wynetta) Kenyon, Marshall (Rose) Kenyon and a sister Shirley Van Buskirk; brother-in-law, Robert Arehart; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were, his daughters, Sally (Rex) Girling, Bonnie Santos and a sister, Eva June Arehart. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Otsego at 11:00 A.M on Saturday, Pastor Don Ray officiating. Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Al may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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