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Kenneth Benn Stensen

January 7, 1962December 26, 2020
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Kenneth “Ken” Benn Stensen passed away on December 26th in Caledonia, Michigan. Born on January 7th, 1962 in Arlington, Washington. Ken was a man who loved adventure. He had three beautiful daughters, Lauren, Taylor, and Nicole who were the loves of his life. Ken is preceded in death by his grandparents, Selvin and Ruth Stensen and Raymond and Ethel Groendyk. Ken is survived by his parents, Scott and Bernice of Stanwood, Washington, his daughters, Lauren, Taylor and Nicole, and sister Shelly (Colin) Kertson of Graham, Washington along with their children. Ken lived his life to the fullest, he loved skiing, scuba diving, duck hunting, golfing, and running. He graduated from Washington State University in 1985 with a double major in finance and accounting. He enjoyed going to Colorado and Whistler to ski and spent his 20’s scuba diving in the waters around Washington with his friends Don and Kari Hansen. Ken moved to Michigan for his job when he was 29. There he met Kerry, the mother of his children and built a beautiful life with her. Ken loved supporting his daughters in all of their endeavours. He could frequently be found pacing the sidelines of soccer games, swim meets, and water polo games. Ken and Kerry took many amazing family vacations with their daughters. Teaching them to ski in Whistler, snorkeling in the Carribean, hiking in Arizona, and frequently visiting his family in Seattle. He loved going duck hunting at Houghton Lake with his father-in-law (Richard Doane), brother-in-law (Mark Doane), and their many friends. Ken will be greatly missed by those who knew him, he was an amazing father, friend and son. Private visitation for Ken will be at 11:00am, Saturday January 16th, 2021 with services at 11:30am at Koops Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation to support his daughter, Nicole. https://epilepsyfoundation.donordrive.com/campaign/Ken-Stensen-Memorial

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Chris Wickham

January 8, 2021

I worked with Ken for many years. He was a good guy and was always good to me. He will be missed by many.

Von Goodemoot

January 8, 2021

I worked for Ken from the time he arrived in MI until I retired in 2010. He was always kind, honest and good to work for. I will miss him.

Ray & Shirley Breum

January 6, 2021

We are neighbors and close friends of Ken’s folks, both in Stanwood and Arizona. He will be missed by so many..we send our prayers to the family.

Kirk Edlund

January 6, 2021

Kenny and I attended school together. First in Stanwood and then at Washington State University. We also played baseball together and worked at the same place for many years. I honestly can't remember a time when I didn't know Ken, his parents and even his grandparents. Ken will be remembered as a kind, soft-spoken man, who was always willing to lend a hand to a friend. Rest in Peace.

Scott stensen

January 4, 2021

Ken, your mom and I have loved ❤ you unconditionally from the day you were born. This is hard for us to understand and accept. Growing up you brought so much love and happiness into our lives!! Yes there were days in your adolescence I would traded you for a sack of potatoes.. But my life will never be the same, the last 4 years I talked to you phone almost every day, what I will miss the most as are conversations parted will be you saying, "I LOVE YOU DAD" I will love 💘 those girls!! God Bless, Dad

Curtis Cummings

January 2, 2021

Laura and I loved Kenny and share your tragic loss. Our prayers and heart felt condolences go out to his family. Blessings in Jesus name.
Curt and Laura (Stensen) Cummings, Camano Island WA.

susie tasker

January 2, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. A good man and always nice to me. He always said his door was always open if you need to talk. Gone way to young
Susie

Kay Karcher

January 2, 2021

Our condolences to all the family........
Kenny was a gentle and kind man.
He attended high school with my daughter, Kristin
and worked with my son, Steve at TCF.
Scott and Bernice ......
Our hearts ache for you and the girls💕
In time may your love for Ken turn to love of
wonderful memories of his life with you all.
“ Rest In Peace Ken”
Rich and Kay

Carolyn Hough

January 2, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you and your girls. May happy memories of their father bring them comfort at this very sad time. May you feel the love of all those that care for your family. Praying for God’s grace and love to comfort you. 🙏🏼❤️😔

Howard Liddle

January 1, 2021

Loving condolences,

Sheila Liddle
Warm Beach, WA Senior Center

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