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Kenneth Emaus, age 76, of Grand Rapids, went peacefully in his sleep, January 14, 2017, after enduring years with Parkinson’s and Dementia. Ken was a graduate of Catholic Central where he met and later married classmate Caroline.

Ken had a passion for the great outdoors enjoying hunting, camping, fishing, golfing, and bonfires with family and friends. Ken was quite the handyman and was willing to help others out whenever needed. He was a very honest and proud man. Ken helped care for his mother-in-law in her final years, calling him her “Angel on Earth”.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; step mother; three brothers; sister; and son-in-law. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Caroline (Marckini); daughters, Debra Louck, Sheila (Tony) Zoellner and Michelle (Dave) Fellows; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 12:15 p.m., with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids (one block west of Eastern Ave.) with a luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BrightFocus Foundation for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Desiree on January 14, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Kenny…you were loved very much and will be missed! Prayers to the family. Carroll, I love you! &128150;

  2. Maria Calderon on January 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    It was a pleasure getting to know ken and he definitely will be missed.

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