Kenneth Roscoe West

May 21, 1927November 8, 2018

Kenneth Roscoe West was born May 21, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Lillian and Roscoe West. He passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Angela Hospice along with the loving support of his children and extended family on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the age of 91.

Kenneth is survived by his long-time partner Shirley Sisson; son Kenneth (Tommi) West; daughter Terry (Rick) Frederick; daughter Brenda Rolph-Teisan; daughter Jill (Brian) Pelto; son Timothy West; and son Kurt (Kathleen) West.

He was a proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 4 great grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Marie Liedtke-West; father Roscoe West and mother Lillian West; sister Donna Parkhurst; and his son Timothy’s wife Lisa West.

Kenneth was a proud United States Navy Veteran who served during WWII. He then became a graduate of Lawrence Technological University and later obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.

Kenneth spent a lengthy and successful career in the automotive spring manufacturing business including starting and running his own company prior to retiring to North Carolina. He also became an accomplished private pilot and was an avid golfer.

He will be deeply missed by his family and everyone who had the honor of knowing him.

Contributions in Kenneth's memory may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154; American Cancer Society; and American Legion Post 364, 3001 S Telegraph Rd, Dearborn, Michigan 48124 US.


  • The late Marie Liedtke-West, Wife
  • Shirley Sisson, Significant Other
  • The late Roscoe The late Lillian West, Parents
  • Donna Parkhurst, Sister
  • Kenneth (Tommi) West, Son
  • Terry (Rick) Frederick, Daughter
  • Brenda Rolph-Teisan, Daughter
  • Jill (Brian) Pelto, Daughter
  • Timothy (The late Lisa) West, Son
  • Kurt (Kathleen) West, Son
  • Kenneth also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Kenneth Roscoe West

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Linda Day

November 9, 2018

I loved my uncle dearly. His sense of humor and kindness were unparalleled. He was always upbeat and positive and never complained. Thank you for watching over my mother all those years in Florida. I am so thankful he moved back to Michigan in his final years so I was able to visit him. I will miss you Uncle Ken. Love to you and Rest In Peace! Your niece, Linda Day.

Darrin Davis

November 9, 2018

When I was a kid, going to great-Uncle Ken's house was sort of like going to see Elvis. Everything about it was cooler than anything on our side of the family. The six cousins were all old, I mean older, than me and already going through the things in life that I was looking forward to - high school, college, etc. It was always a crazy and fun time. I haven't seen Uncle Ken much since "growing up", but he was always interested in what was going on with me - "how's school?", "How's work?", etc. He had a great sense of humor and positive energy that we all admired. RIP Uncle Ken and say hello to my grandparents.

Terry Frederick

November 8, 2018

I love you Daddy! You will be in my heart forever!
There are not words to describe what a wonderful, loving Father, best friend and mentor you have been to the 6 of us and our extended families. Time to rest Daddy, I love you! Terry