Kenneth J. Weinert
January 25, 1942 – March 16, 2020
It is with great sadness the family of Kenneth Weinert announces his passing on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the age of 78. Ken was a devoted husband of 50 years to the love of his life Cynthia (nee Nowak). Cherished father of Julie (James), Tracy, and Kristy (Joseph). His favorite title was Grandpa to Delaney, Abigail, Jolena, Rachel, Lincoln and Dekker. Further survived by his sister Janice, sister-in-law Diane (Carl) Ross, brother-in-law Fred (Kathy) Young and many more nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Marion, brothers James and Robert and sister Margaret.
Born January 25, 1942 in Detroit to his parents Joseph and Marion, Ken was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Osborn High School, married his love Cynthia and settled in Fraser, Michigan. He began to work for Aramark vending services and was faithfully employed there for 33 years until his retirement in 1995. Upon retirement, Ken took up a second career as a doorman for the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan for 18 years until his final retirement in 2019.
His greatest achievement in life was his family and friends. Spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren always came first. Through 50 years of marriage, he and Cindy never missed their weekly date night and shared an epic love story. When it came to events like holiday gatherings, birthday parties or dinner with friends, Ken was always the one at the center of the celebration telling stories, laughing and making sure everyone had a great time.
His favorite past time was taking care of his cars- he bought and sold many throughout the years, but his current favorites were his Charger SRT8 and Challenger Hellcat because why have one fun sports car when you can have two! He also loved parades and was always cheering and laughing the loudest while helping the grandkids scoop up all the candy. And movie quotes? He could recite them all from movies like Airplane and Vacation.
Ken was the person we all wanted to be when we grew up. He was smart, kind, compassionate and had a zest for life. He had an incredible ability to connect with every single person he encountered.
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the City of Fraser Public Safety Department at 33000 Garfield, Road, Fraser, Michigan 48026. This team has supported our family throughout the years including Ken’s final moments on earth and we will be forever grateful for their compassion and care.
...And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
- Cynthia Weinert, Wife
- Julie (James), Tracy, and Kristy (Joseph), Children
- Delaney, Abigail, Jolena, Rachel, Lincoln and Dekker, Grandchildren
- Janice, Sister
- Diane (Carl) Ross, Sister-in-law
- Fred (Kathy) Young, Brother-in-law
And many more nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Marion, brothers James and Robert and sister Margaret.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Kenneth J. Weinert
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March 19, 2020
The whole Eskuri family is so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Weinert was such a great man. He was always so kind and cheerful and so good to our family. We are heartbroken for all of you. Our thoughts are with you at this tough time. We’ll miss him too!
March 19, 2020
I was lucky enough to meet Ken during one of my early stays at The Townsend (my "home away from home"). After a long flight in from the west cost, often times arriving very late at night, I would light up at the sight of Ken, standing in the lobby to meet me and help me up to my room. We often spoke about the local sports teams, family, etc. Without fail, he would make me smile. His heart was kind and pure and I feel so blessed to have known him.
March 19, 2020
I represent The Townsend Hotel where Ken worked for many years. Ken always received positive feedback from all of the guests he served over the years. Ken was reliable and a team player as a colleague and friend. If you needed him, he was there to assist.
I cannot remember anyone speaking badly of him. Always gracious and thankful for the opportunities that came his way, he has been and will continued to be missed. We pray for his family during this difficult time for them, as it is for us as well who knew and worked with Ken.
p.s. I can still hear the sound of his car as he started it each morning as he headed home.... loud :) :(
John & Joan Longo
March 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the the Weinert Family....
Ken left his mark on this earth. He was one of the finest.
I hope that they serve Keilbasa and Saurkraut up in heaven.
One of his favorites.
Cindy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Joan Longo