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Kenneth W. Kling

Ken passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Allegan County Medical Care Community.

He was born June 16, 1932 in Plainwell the son of William and Rose (Winters) Kling. Ken worked at Rockwell International in Allegan for 36 years. After his retirement he went to work at Boylan Sales for 16 years.

He enjoyed antique cars, especially Ford Falcons, going to car shows and swap meets, working in the woods, cutting wood and camping at Schnable Lake for 16 years. Ken was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego.

On June 13, 1975 he married Shirley Norris who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Randy Kling, Roger (Genia) Kling and Dale Kling; step-son, Steven Norris; 7 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, William and Arthur Kling; sisters, Myrtle Bolton, Loretta Harder, Norma Bolton and Crystal Somervill and by his step-son, James Norris.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Ken’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

A private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Ken may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego.

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Keith Kling

June 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Sorry to hear. Ken was a nice guy. He helped me retool my shotgun years ago when the barrel split on the end.


Maggie Kling

June 25, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Rest in peace Uncle Ken.


Deb and Carl Blackwood

June 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shirley you are in Carl and My thoughts.


Pam L

June 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

To the Kling family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

Sincerely, Pam Larson and family.


JR Gerlosku

June 25, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Randy, sorry to hear about your father. Prayers to you and your family.


Jennifer Bolton

June 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Kling family—May God be with you during this difficult time.


James Harvey, USAF Ret

June 26, 2019 at 12:31 am

God Bless your Father and your family.


Rose Riley

June 26, 2019 at 4:11 am

My Prayers For Steve Norris , Your Mom Shirley Kling and Ken’s Family May the Lord be with You and Give You Peace .


michele kester

June 26, 2019 at 9:47 am

ken was a great father-in-law and at times very funny. I will never forget camping with him, certain people will know what I’m talking about. rest in peace ken


zackary norris

June 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

grandpa was amazing I loved going out to the campground with him and all the times spent together was amazing cutting wood together and driving on his golf cart ect. I had so much fun with him I wish I had spent more time with him I love you grandpa you will always be missed and loved but never forgotten thank you for everything


David & Jane Kling

June 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Dear Aunt Shirley and family: May the memories you have bring you peace and comfort as time goes by. Please know you are in our thoughts,


Lauri (Meyer) Kling

June 27, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Mom (Shirley), Dale, Steve, Randy and Roger I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to be a part of Dad’s (Ken’s) life. He was a wonderful man, and will be missed by many. RIP DAD


Sheri Himes

June 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

Dear Shirley,,Steve,Randy,Roger,and Dale. My heart is filled with sadness for the loss of your Husband an Father, Ken was a good hard working man,and loved his family with all his heart .He taught his boys to be strong hard working men also. I pray your hearts be filled with all the wonderful memories you shared..He will be greatly missed by all that were Blessed to have known him. May God give you comfort, an Peace of Heart in this time of Sorrow, Knowing Ken is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father surrounded by all his loved one that were their to welcome him home..RIP…


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