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Kenneth Wayne Kuse, 68, passed away early Thursday morning at Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, with his family at his side.

The son of Wayne & Eleanor (Hercik) Kuse, he was born November 25, 1949 in Alma. He graduated from Ferris State University, and then went on to work at Textron Micromatic for many years, and most recently worked at STM Manufacturing.

Ken had a passion of all things outdoors, he would spend hours outside on his patio or doing yard work. He had a special place in his heart for his many pets. Celebrating Christmas with his family and preparing a family feast was something he looked forward to every year. Ken enjoyed fishing with his grandson, Josh and spending quality time with his granddaughter, Breanna who he lovingly called Smoochy. Ken spent much of his time with his wife & best friend, Marsha. 

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Tyler Davidson; brothers-in-law, Dick Stewart, and Bill Davidson; and mother-in law & father-in-law, Glen & Alice Bailey. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marsha; daughter, Bridgit & Mark Klomparens; grandchildren, Joshua Klomparens, and Breanna Klomparens; sisters, Kathy & David Burkhead, Karol Davidson, and Kay Stewart; many nieces and nephews, and other beloved family members and friends.

Contributions in Ken’s memory can be made to the the Holland City Fire Department, 279 Kollen Park Dr., Holland, 49423, for cardiac medical equipment.  

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ken’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Michael Kender on October 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    So sorry Marsha. Always enjoyed riding my bike past your house and saying hi to Ken.

  2. Jeanette Markham on October 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Ken was a beautiful person and a wonderful husband and father he Wii be missed very much

  3. Amy Singel Southon on October 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Bridgit and family – Our hearts ache at your loss. Your father was one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. He was always one of the nicest dads, even when we were difficult preteens and teens. We’ll be praying for peace for your family in this difficult time.

  4. Tim Hardin on October 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Ken was a good man, worked with him for many years.
    Lost contact over the years but thought about him often.
    My condolence to his family.

  5. Rick Benthin & Pat Benthin on October 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Remembering Ken with his great sense of humor and all the fun, laughs and great times we had over the years with the both of you, Ken & Marsha. Ken was a man with a dedication to family, friends and knew how to be a friend. I enjoyed discussions on cars, politics and unions with Ken. Not that we always agreed LOL. The one trip of many that we had with Ken & Marsha that I think he really enjoyed was going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, riding thru the Black Hills on our Harleys. Our thoughts are with you Marsha, Bridgit, Mark and grandkids. Rick & Pat

  6. Bryan Baareman on October 22, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I worked with Ken at STM, Ken and I had many conversations about our family on a daily basis. I know he was very tough on the inside, but he was a great big Teddy Bear on the inside. Our thoughts an prayers will be with you and your family during this tough time!

  7. Bob Scholten on October 22, 2018 at 8:55 am

    It was an honor to know Ken and work with him for the last 16 years, he will be missed.

  8. Ernestine Lonzo on October 23, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Nothing can prepare us for the loss of a dear loved one. May the love of family the support of friends and the many fond memories shared over the years bring warmth to our hearts. May the promises of our Heavenly Father give you inner to know that you will see him again.
    John 5:28,29 Acts 24:15

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