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Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI

OBITUARY

Kenneth Pekala

May 18, 1955February 10, 2020

Kenneth A. Pekala, age 64, died February 10, 2020 at his residence. Ken was born on May 18, 1955 to parents, Tony and Rita Pekala, just 11 minutes after his twin brother, Keith. He graduated in 1974 from Powers Catholic High School. Ken worked for GM for 30 years and retired in 2009. He loved playing pool with his cousins and going to the casino. He took great pride in his yard and in his neighborhood. Ken was always smiling, laughing, and being the prankster. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, the Love of his life, Linda Powell; siblings: Sharon (Jim) Whitson, Richard (Melanie) Pekala, Janice Pekala, Christine (Ron) Von Fintel, Lori (Reed) Hough; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother. A memorial visitation will be held at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, MI on February 22 from 1pm to 5pm with a Celebration of Life Service taking place at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may sent to the family or to St. Luke's New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Avenue, Flint MI 48504

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

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Janice Pekala

February 22, 2020

I remember the day the twins came home from the hospital. I swear our entire extended family and all of Lawndale Ave came to see!! They were like celebrities and they made my whole life more special just because they existed. WE HAD IDENTICAL TWINS!!!

Lori Hough

February 22, 2020

My loving brother, I feel so blessed to have grown up with YOU. You were an amazing man to all who came into contact with you. I will forever hold you dear to my heart. May you rest in peace my brother.
To all my family and friends gathering today, I may not be there physically, but my heart, mind and spirit are with all of you. Big hugs to all!
ALOHA my brother Ken, you are an ANGEL.

Andrew Holloway

February 20, 2020

Dear Ken,
I’ve known you my entire life and now without you and Keith here, the world will be a duller place... The laughs and good feelings you provided will live in everybody’s hearts forever.... I often think back on our building days (yes, Ken and Keith both were builders/framers) the stuff we did in the name of fun “priceless”... Thank you for making the world a better place...
Love yeah,
Andy...

Steve Shaw

February 17, 2020

Sending condolences from Florida. I grew up with the Pekela twins at St. Luke's, and I can easily remember them, up to something, with their ever present smiles......I can only remember them with smiles on their faces, and they remain a cherished memory from my years at St. Lukes. Best wishes from a far off friend......

JoAnn Shultis McGovern

February 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about Kenny. Living next door for my entire childhood brings back so many memories. My heart goes out to Sharon, Ricky, Jan, Lori and your families. I think of Tony and Rita often. Such a great family. Kenny had his dad’s smile, for sure. Now Mom and Dad wii be with their loving twins. Love you guys, JoAnn

Karen Lane Evans

February 16, 2020

Linda and family, I'm so so sorry for your Loss. End of era with Ken's passing of good neighbor's and families of Lawndale Ave. You are all in my prayer's. Love Karen and Dallas Evans

Anne Petrill

February 15, 2020

I am Kens niece Anne, daughter of his sister Janice..
Living in Hawaii for the past 30+ years I only had limited visits with my Uncle Ken, but they were CHERISHED, SO MUCH FUN & WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! Although I am filled with sadness watching my Mom Janice take it hard & knowing we won’t see him physically anymore, I AM comforted by the fact that “The Twins” ARE back together again! Love and Aloha Uncle Ken, until we meet again 💜😘🤙🏻

Brian DUKE

February 14, 2020

Many happy memories of my time on Lawndale, playing frisbee in the street and just hanging out. Ken was a good neighbor, always willing to help out. He will be missed.

Alfie (althea) Gagne Burns

February 14, 2020

I remember going over to Aunt Rita's and Uncle Tony's with my family and running and jumping in the basement with cousins while parents played cards upstairs. I was amazed at the Twins because I couldn't tell them apart.
Ken's smile is so beautiful! A true Pekala smile 💕

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY