OBITUARY

Kenneth Josey

April 4, 1928September 28, 2020
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Kenneth Lloyd Josey, age 92 of Hopkins, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Josey and daughter, Gwen Josey. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara; their children Patricia Josey and Tony Schuster, Dotty and Jeff Peare, and Chuck and Dawn Josey; grandchildren Ken (Cass), Scott and Steven Paul, Justin (Liz) Peare, Corey Peare, Elizabeth (Emily) Josey, Jennifer (Kevin) Betteley, Stephanie (Cory) Koperski; great-grandchildren MacKenzie, Cameron, Jackson, Madelynn, Mason, and Quinn; several nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and his faithful Pug, Sophie.

Kenneth proudly served his country in the Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He enrolled in Michigan State College in 1953 and graduated in 1957 from Michigan State University with his degree in agricultural engineering. Kenneth was active in the Wayland Lion’s Club in the 1960’s and 1970’s and also enjoyed playing in the Alpena City Band. Kenneth retired in 1991 from the Railroad Perishable Inspection Agency. He enjoyed traveling with his family and spending time in Georgia and Florida. He and Barbara spent many years at their retirement home in Ludington, MI. Kenneth and Barbara were longtime members at Wayland United Methodist Church.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Wayland United Methodist Church, 200 Church St., Wayland, with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.

The family would like to thank Jenna and Joy at Wings of Hope for their loving care and support. Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, Allegan or Wayland United Methodist Church memorial fund. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guestbook at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Wings of Hope Hospice
  • Wayland United Methodist Church Memorial Fud

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Marilyn Hawkins

October 4, 2020

I have been friends with the Josey family since 1970 when meeting them after moving to Wayland. Barb became one of my best friends. I have so many great memories of happy times socializing with Barb, Ken and children. My best memories of Ken is his great sense of humor and always giving us a laugh when we would get together. He loved his family. He will be missed by family and friends. I send love, hugs and prayers to Barb and family.

Larry Kubiak

October 1, 2020

Dear Mrs Josey and family Sorry to hear of Kens death. I was so fortunate to know you both while ken helped me at the funeral home He was always a gentleman to all families we served . I truley miss those days of Ken. Charley Fischer and Dick Overmire And of course Barb on the church lunch crew. I could go on and on. I thank you and miss you. Im out visiting my daughter Hillary in the Seattle area so i am unable to visit you at this time. My best regards to you and your family Thank you for being in my life. Larry Kubiak

Barb Hider

October 1, 2020

Dear Barb and family...thinking of you with love and prayers during this difficult 💔 time...Sincerely, Barb(Calkins)Hider

Tammy Little

October 1, 2020

Hugs to Barbara and the family. Fly high and rest in peace to my piano buddy Ken.

Bob Jackson

September 30, 2020

It was an honor and privilege to have known Ken. He was one of my role models. He will be truly missed.

Shirley Woirol

September 30, 2020

We met Ken at St Paul UMC in Ludington many years ago. He was always a kind, gentle loving person. His smile would warm your heart and made you feel better just being around him. We are sorry of his passing but know without a doubt that he is with our Lord and Savior. We shall meet again!

Love, Terry & Shirley Woirol

Kimberly Wolff

September 30, 2020

It was an honor and privilege to know Ken. He was a wonderful, loving man. I will miss my visits with him, but happy to know he is in Jesus' loving arms. Xoxo

Colin Saxton

September 30, 2020

Just now heard of Ken's passing - what a good and loyal friend he was! I so enjoyed your times up at Ludington and at St. Paul UMC. Ken's smile always lit up the room! Gwen was always so special to me, too, and we miss you all. Leann and I are praying for you, Barb, and for your family. If you ever come up this way, we have lots of room for you to stay. Please come!

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