Ken passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 in Otsego.
He was born November 29, 1943 in Plainwell, the son of Charles and Mildred (Ward) Morrell. Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. For many years he was the sexton at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, farming and working on old cars. On August 22, 2009 in Martin he married Esther Sweeney who survives.
Also surviving are his step-daughter, Debi (Jeff) Steele, daughter, Shari Madagame; step-sons, Brian Boettcher, John (Christy) Foote and Michael (Audrey) Foote; grandchildren, Drew Ostby, Amber Malbouef, Andrea Hublick, Kenneth (Gwen) Wolthuis, Jacob McCaffrey, Dakota Oatman, Natasha Hoogerhyde and Matt Hoogerhyde; several great-grandchildren, Kylee Smith, Ashlee Harper, Aaron Harper, Madison Curry, Abigail Curry, Wesley Wolthuis, Jaxon Wolthuis, Wyatt Ostby, Riley Ostby and Devin, Ravin and Noah Saldana; 14 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; Rick Counterman and Glenda Pillars who were like his children along with several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Tom.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chuck Morrell; daughter, Diane Malbouef; step-son, Bruce Boettcher; step-daughter, June Foust and by his brother, David Morrell.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
A private family memorial will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 16, 2021 a the family farm.
Contributions in memory of Ken may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.