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Kenneth P. Bigelow


1938 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Kenneth P. Bigelow Obituary
Bigelow, Kenneth P.; age 76; of Vestaburg, formerly of Alma; passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Gratiot. He was born February 3, 1938 in Alma the son of Howard J. and Marcella (Doepker) Bigelow. He was a 1955 graduate of Alma High School and married Phyllis Young on October 24, 1959 at the Alma United Methodist Church. Ken started working right out of high school building silos. He worked for Vestaburg Silo and C & B Silo for over 30 years building his last silo in the early 2000’s. He was very proud of his work building silos and enjoyed pointing out his work while out with his family. He also worked as a Real Estate Agent for several brokers from 1984 until retiring from Coldwell Bankers in 2011. Ken was a past member of the Vestaburg Lion’s Club and Volunteer Fireman. He was an avid sports fan, who enjoyed playing himself and coaching all his children. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling to watch his grandchildren play as well and could still remember where almost every high school in the state was located. He was referred to by his family as the human GPS. Ken is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis of Vestaburg; 6 children, Jeff Bigelow of Alma, Lisa (Steve) Buczek of Greenville, Kristine (Mike) Olejniczak of Vestaburg, Karen (Troy) Grover of Vestaburg, Jenny (Rob) Smith of Alma and Brad (Kelly) Bigelow of Chillicothe, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, Kenny, Bethany, Kathy, Andrew and their mother, Lisa Bigelow, Janelle, Corey, Dillon, Amber, Stephanie, Justin, Darren, Luke, Lance, Felicia, Brittney, Devon, Baily and Brady; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Alivia; also his siblings, Richard “Nick” Bigelow of Alma, Edward (Judy) Bigelow of Elwell, Ida Rose Marsh of Alma, Wanda (Jack) Thompson of Alma, Donelda Stincomb of Florida, Phyllis (Dean) Clark of Alma; and a sister-in-law, Jeannette Bigelow of Alma. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nancy Sue Bigelow; a brother, Phillip Bigelow; sister-in-law, Colleen Bigelow; and a brother-in-law, Leon “Bud” Stincomb. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Seville Community Church of God in Elwell with Pastor George Showers officiating. Interment will be held in Pritchard Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alma, Vestaburg or Greenville Sports Boosters. To view Ken’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.luxfuneralhomes.com
Published in TheMorningSun.com on Aug. 23, 2014
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