Kenneth Ray Bliesener

Kenneth Ray Bliesener Lansing, Michigan Kenneth Ray Bliesener was born on August 1, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, and passed away suddenly on June 9, 2014. Ken worked for Consumer Energy for 40 years, where he met his soul mate, Melody. He was an active member of F.O.E. 1039, St. Gerard Church, and VFW 671. He was greatly loved, admired, and respected by family, friends, and all who knew him. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lola (Wright) Bliesener; brothers, Gary Bliesener and Francis Shepard; and grandson, Garrick Nelson. Surviving to cherish Ken’s memory are his wife of 28 blessed years, Melody; daughters, Jamie Nelson and Teri Bliesener; sons, Kenneth (Yolanda) Bliesener, Jr. and Douglas (Katrina) Bliesener; grandchildren, Kimberly, Doug, Briana, Sara, Amy, and Elena; brother, Carl (Joyce) Bliesener; sisters, Lois King and Phyllis Klotz; numerous (greatly loved) nieces and nephews; former daughter-in-law, Sandy; and his bestest dog, Figi. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing, Michigan 48917. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church and on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48912. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church at the address listed above. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 13, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014

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June 20, 2014

Jamie, Teri, Doug and Ken, from across the many miles and years of memories please accept my deepest condolences. Ken must have been a wonderful father because all the recollections I have of your family are of happy times. Yes it was a long time ago but fond memories run deep. Find your strength in one another and know you are in my thoughts. John Thias Roseville, CA

Althea Scott

June 19, 2014

The Bliesener Family, Kenny, My name is Althea Scott and your Mother knew my Mother, Martha Scott, your family was our babysitters. I remember you had a snake as a pet. My Mom, Martha passed away last year. My condolences from the Scott family to you and your family.

Althea Scott in Houston TX.

Jerry Richards

June 14, 2014

Sorry to here about your loss. Ken worked for me at Consumers between 1976 and 1984. He was a good supervisor and hard worker. He could work with anyone to get a job done. He was liked by his workers and management.

Rob Langworthy

June 12, 2014

To the whole Bliesener family so sorry for your loss. I grew up with several of you and even though I don't remember ever meeting you sir thank you for giving me so many good friends to help me in my youth, be at peace!

June 12, 2014

Our loss....Heavens gain. Ken was surprised when we asked him to stand for us at our wedding 41 years ago. We could think of no greater blessing than his. Our love and prayers to family. Rest well brother. Denny and Luci (Woods) Lavis

Jamie Bliesener Nelson

June 12, 2014

You are one of a kind Dad! I am the luckiest woman in the world to have had you as my father. You truly have made me the person I am today. As you can tell from heaven, I'm a good person. Evident by the out pouring love and support we are receiving from so many. I Love you a Bushel and a Peck!!!!

Bill Curtis

June 11, 2014

Remembering Kenny,myself and Don,Ed and Jim Osga snowmobiling Upnorth at Elmira, Michigan. Always laughing about something!! What a guy!!

June 11, 2014

Thinking all of the family at this time. Haven't seen "Big Ken" in 30 years. Always larger than life in my eyes. Countless hilarious memories.

Bill and Jan Haupert

June 11, 2014

Melody and family ------ cannot say how sorry we are to hear of your loss. We loved him, and will never forget all the great memories that were created at Tubbs Lake. May God be with you at this time of sorrow. Hugs to all of you.

June 11, 2014

Happy, funny Uncle Ken! So sad to see you go so suddenly. I know you, dad and grampa Klotz are all up camping and goofing off! :) Love ya!