OBITUARY

Kenneth R. Searles

September 27, 1938April 26, 2018
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Kenneth Russell Searles, age 79, of Dewitt, Michigan passed away on Thursday April 26, 2018 after his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Kenneth was born September 27, 1938 in Bliss, Michigan to Gladys Searles and Herbert Searles.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Searles. Also surviving are their children Gary (Sandy) Searles, Craig Searles, Alan (Robin) Searles, grandchildren, Ian, Audrey and Elliott Searles, brothers, Herb Searles, Rodney (Donna) Searles, sisters Helen Rogers, Harriett Graham, Christine (George) Parker, and sister-in-law Linda Searles. Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother Gladys Searles, father Herbert Searles, brother Ronnie Searles.

A Service of Word and Praise for the home-going of Kenneth will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning at 11am at Hope Lutheran Church (1180 Herbison Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820) with E. Anthony Sikora officiating. Please join the family for visitation at the church beginning at 10am. Interment will follow in DeWitt Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or the Hope Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grdewitt.com for the Searles family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gladys Searles, Mother
  • Herbert Searles, Father
  • Ronnie Searles, Brother
  • Barbara Searles, Wife
  • Gary (Sandy) Searles, Son
  • Craig Searles, Son
  • Alan (Robin) Searles, Son
  • Ian Searles, Grandson
  • Audrey Searles, Granddaughter
  • Elliott Searles, Grandson
  • Herb Searles, Brother
  • Rodney (Donna) Searles, Brother
  • Helen Rogers, Sister
  • Harriett Graham, Sister
  • Christine (George) Parker, Sister
  • Linda Searles, Sister-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Great Lakes Caring Hospice
  • Hope Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Service of Word and Praise for the Home-Going of Kenneth Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Kenneth R. Searles

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Ken and Kris Smith

April 30, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Ken was a true outdoorsman. What wonderful memories of joyful times for celebration of such a life lived. At this time of loss, may all of us find comfort in the eternal promise…that Ken has stepped onto the shore of heaven, and has been welcomed by the loving hand of God.
Just as there is a light that points us to a safe harbor, there is an anchor that holds us secure.
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee." Psalm 55:22 KJV
Ken and Kris Smith, Traverse City

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Biography

Kenneth Russell Searles, age 79, of Dewitt, Michigan passed away on Thursday April 26, 2018 after his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Kenneth was born September 27, 1938 in Bliss, Michigan to Gladys Searles and Herbert Searles.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Searles. Also surviving are their children Gary (Sandy) Searles, Craig Searles, Alan (Robin) Searles, grandchildren, Ian, Audrey and Elliott Searles, brothers, Herb Searles, Rodney (Donna) Searles, sisters Helen Rogers, Harriett Graham, Christine (George) Parker, and sister-in-law Linda Searles. Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother Gladys Searles, father Herbert Searles, brother Ronnie Searles.