Kenneth Dee

Kenneth Dee

Kenneth F. “Ken” Dee of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Dee was born July 3, 1939 in Vicksburg to Charles and Virginia (Moore) Dee.

Ken owned and operated his own business as a wall covering installer and after retirement enjoyed wintering in Florida. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bowling. Ken especially enjoyed his family and being with his grandchildren.

On September 20, 1958 in Parchment he married Judy Helmer, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Brenda Dee Schmidt of Houston, TX, Roger (Bridgett) Dee of Plainwell, Allan Dee of Otsego, Jacquelyn Dee Murray of Kalamazoo, Lucinda Dee (Bob) Roberts of Elkhart, IN and Chad (Todd) Dee of South Bend, IN; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Jean Roy of Otsego.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Shirley Dee Jameson.

The family will greet friends beginning at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Church of God, where Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon with Pastor Stephen J. Burrow and Pastor Tyler Sherman officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ken may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Lisa (Niedzielski) Smith says:

    Roger and Bridgett,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bryon Campbell says:

    Roger and Al,
    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father…. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Bryon & Kandy Campbell

  3. Mark Przywara says:

    To the entire Dee Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Ken’s / your dad’s passing. Although there will be a lot of sorrow and pain tied to this loss, remember that he is in a better place and is no longer suffering as he watches over you. Hold onto the great memories – I know that there are a lot – and celebrate his life over the holidays and into the coming years.

    The Przywara Family (Mark, Matt, Candice, Max and Kyle)

  4. theresa irving says:

    ken will be missed but will always be in our thoughts, he’s a great man, i am glad to have met him,

  5. Brenda Clements says:

    Brenda and your entire family..
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time…lean on God for His comfort and love. Share the memories you all have of a lifetime with your Dad. God bless you. Brenda

  6. Uncle Don & Aunt Janet says:

    Dear Roger & Bridgette,
    There are no words to say to make your Dad’s passing any better, but just think of him on the lake catching the biggest fish ever.
    We know you will all miss him, but just remember all the good times you had together. That’s what he would want you to do.
    Love you both.

  7. Bill and Brenda Nausieda says:

    To the entire Dee family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of both joy and sorrow. The knowledge that he is in a better place and will always be watching over you can be held close to your hearts to offer comfort. May the blessings of God be with all of you.

  8. Jolie Ellis says:

    I am so sorry for your loss – RIP ~~ <3 My deepest sympathies to the entire family

  9. Sandi Culver says:

    To the Dee Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.


  10. Dorothy McNees says:

    Judy: Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Knowing that he is in a better place and is not suffering anymore. It is so sad that the Lord takes only the best and he could see Ken needed to go home with him. May you cherish his memories. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. I will never forget Ken telling me how he would go in one door at school and would go out another door. Guess school was not for him. I remember him working at Andrew’s cider mill with my mother. He was a hard worker. God Bless you and your family.

  11. Marie LaPorte Janssen says:

    So sorry to read of Ken’s passing. Our condolences to the family.

  12. Patricia Boyes says:

    To all the Dee family,
    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You are in my prayers. If you need anything, please let me know. Love to you all,
    Pat Boyes

  13. Jennie (Jameson) Storie says:

    Aunt Judy and family,

    Sorry to hear about Uncle Ken’s passing. You are in my prayers. My condolences to the kids. Please let Aunt Bob know I am thinking of her too.

    Thank you.
    With love and fond memories,

    Jennie & family

  14. Gary L Hammond says:

    The lose of Ken really aches my heart. The time we had will never be forgotton. The times he allowed me to visit in fellowship and in other times with open hands and a warm heart will always be cherished.With great sympathy to the lose of Ken knowing he is in a better place.

  15. Pat Sibbersen DeDoes says:

    Judy and family..So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Just read it 2 days ago. You have my heart felt condolences. He was a determined man, and more than fought the valiant fight. I always like him so much. May God’s love and blessings be with you all. I will be praying.


  16. Missy (Lidster) & Shane Oviatt says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family Judy, I was shocked when I heard. He was a great person and will be greatly missed.

  17. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    My heart,love,and prayers are with all of you.You all are Amazing and Ken is missed so much.But what a Celebration in Heaven, all our loved ones together and enjoying the love they all are surrounded with.we can only imagine..if there is anything I can do. Please let me know.God Bless you all. Love Tammy

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