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Kenneth D. Reed

Ken passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at his home in Allegan surrounded by family.

He was born August 6, 1957 in Plainwell, the son of Adolph and Madeline (Risner) Reed. Ken worked as a logger, at Allegan Tubular and B & G Custom Works until his retirement in 2016. Prior to and after retiring Ken enjoyed working at the Swan Lake Store which was more of a hobby than a job.

Ken always enjoyed spending time with his kids and granddaughters. He was very united with his siblings and his mom. He was a very caring and humble man who always would help out. As a younger man he liked hunting raccoons and deer. Ken was active in the Allegan Gym until his knees started bothering him. On July 11, 1981 at home in Shelbyville, he married Dorothea Pinks who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Amy Reed of Martin, Ken Paul (Melina) Reed of Otsego and Anthony Reed of Allegan; grandchildren, Taylor, Kennedi, Abigale, Nyla and Sophia; his mother, Madeline; siblings, Clovis, Clarence, Sue, Wanda, Jo, Jerry, Ruth, Donna, Doug, John and Eric; many nieces and nephews and special friends Gary, Steve and Mike from the Swan Lake Store.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may visit with Ken’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Orangeville Pentecostal Church until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.

Burial will follow at South Martin Cemetery.

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The sego's

November 30, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Keeping you all in our thoughts n prayers.


Ellen Mae Whitaker

November 30, 2021 at 3:15 pm

Your great sense of humor and laughter will be missed. I know you made my husband’s days at B&G Custom so much more fun. He’d come home and tell me things you’d said to make him laugh. You were a good friend to him and now you have joined him in Heaven. On earth we are sad but we know you are healed now, and that brings us comfort. May God comfort the family. I love you all so much.



November 30, 2021 at 4:07 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Ken was a very good friend


Jackie Schroeder

November 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm

So sorry to hear about your lose Prayers for you and family


Sue Higgs

November 30, 2021 at 6:46 pm

Jo so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you and your family at this difficult time.


Larry whitaker

November 30, 2021 at 6:49 pm

My heart felt condolences to ur family. I knew kenny since school. Sad that he’s past away


Tony G

November 30, 2021 at 6:54 pm

I remember Kenny as a workaholic. The first day I met him ,he had a big smile on his face and told me he was the janitor. Then I got to know him and he was such a character. He always had a joke. His frickin snort and his laugh.

Rest in peace my friend.


Michelle Morton

November 30, 2021 at 9:31 pm

Dorothea & family,

Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you. I didn’t know Ken, but reading all these messages, I sure wish I had! He brought joy to so many, now he can keep God in stitches



November 30, 2021 at 10:34 pm

My heart goes out to each one of you. I love you all so much, I loved that smile he always had. His sense of humor was so refreshing. He will be missed so much. Sending love and prayers to you all.


Donna Reed Hall

December 1, 2021 at 2:53 am

My Brother This has left A Hole In my heart that will Never Mend. I have A lifetime of Special Memories That We made From Childhood To Adults, I Will Hold them in my heart forever and No One can ever take them from me.

A Piece Of My Heart Left With You.

Fly With The Angels Little Brother. Untill We meet again!!


Rhonda Grauman

December 1, 2021 at 7:21 am

My heart goes to this whole family what a great man with such a great heart so kind and loving. My every thought and prayer is with you all. My God find you all the comfort and peace you need.

Kenneth you will be missed I will never forget the sound of your amazing voice filling the house with joy of music. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND FOREVER LOVED NEVER FORGOTTEN….


Don and Joan Adams

December 1, 2021 at 6:13 pm

Doug, Eric Dan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



December 2, 2021 at 11:18 pm

So sorry for your loss

My thoughts n prayers are with you.


Doug Davis

December 5, 2021 at 8:26 pm

Our deepest condolences . Ken will be missed.


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