Kenneth L. Artis
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Kenneth L. Artis Battle Creek Kenneth L. Artis, 77, passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. He was born August 2, 1933 in Marcellus, MI the son of Addison Quincy and Hazel (Ivens) Artis. Kenneth graduated from Marcellus High School in 1951 and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years as an aerial photographer. On May 14, 1959 he married Sally L. Seeney and she preceded him in death on April 6, 2010. Ken was employed by the Kellogg Co. for 42 years and was a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club. Before his illness, Ken was an avid bicyclist, loved to take walks to the lake with his beloved beagle, Bella. He enjoyed baseball games at C.O. Brown Stadium and was nicknamed, "Down in Front." Ken loved feeding the birds in his numerous bird feeders at his home and taking his grandchildren for rides on his John Deere Tractor. Surviving are his two sons, Jeffry (Sherrie) Artis, Terral (Cindy) Artis both of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin) Schachterle, Mitchell Artis, Turner Artis, Dylan Artis, Kris (Jerica) Terrini and Tiffany Terrini; sisters, Catherine Bradley of Battle Creek, Dorothy Travick of Cut Off, LA, Barbara Bradley of Paw Paw; brother, Gerald Artis of Houston, TX and many loved nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd and sister, Leona. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Burial of cremated remains will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com


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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 30, 2011.
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February 4, 2011
Jeff and Terral, my thoughts are with you and your families during this time of grief.
Veta Daniel
February 3, 2011
May we all find comfort in the thought: "The day will come when we will be so preoccupied with the blessings of Jehovah that today’s problems will not be remembered."
Gerald and Jackie Artis
February 3, 2011
Jeff and Terrell, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to your father. Keep the fond memories alive in your mind, and in your childrens mind; as only God can heal your heart.
frank jarman III
February 3, 2011
Kenny's since of humor will always be remembered. The time we spent together at Kellogg will remain with me. I know that for your family your memories will be with them always. God Blessings for all of you.
Richard Wilson
February 3, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Lester Storey
February 1, 2011
To Mr.Artis's family, I am sorry for your loss, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Gould
February 1, 2011
Terral,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Patricia Simpson
February 1, 2011
Terral,

Sorry about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Patricia Simpson
January 31, 2011
R.I.P Uncle Kenneth
Addison Artis
January 31, 2011
My family and I had the pleasure of living next door to Ken and Sally for eleven years. I feel blessed that we had the opportunity to know them both. They were kind, giving people and could always be counted on. It always tickled me to see him out with his dog AND the neighbors dog! I think any dog who wanted to go for a walk with him was welcome on his hikes back to the lake.
Laura Hoye
January 31, 2011
andrea jones
January 31, 2011
Angelique Artis-Tezino
January 31, 2011
To all that knew and loved Uncle Kenny. I will always remember him with a camera in hand ready to snap a picture of life's most embarassing moments.
Vicky and Dorothy Travick
Victoria Cheramie
January 31, 2011
To the Artis family, It was such a pleasure to have known
both Ken and Dorothy. I would see both of them at
Ferraris when I got my hair done. Ken was so much fun
to be around, Dorothy too !! A wonderful couple to have
had in my life. My prayers are with your family.

Blessings,
Pat Miller
January 31, 2011
My heart goes out to Terral and all of the Artis family. May God bless you and keep you always.

Tim Coriell
January 30, 2011
Uncle Ken, Always had insight to what you wanted to talk about , I grow up with many good times with Jeff and Terry,You will be missed .
Timothy Brown
January 30, 2011
Uncle Ken, Always had insight into what you wanted to talk about ,always fun to be around.He will be missed
Timothy Brown
January 30, 2011
To the Artis Family,
It was a great pleasue and honor to have worked with Kenny. So full of knowledge that he was willing to share. Always smiling and having funny things to say that could perk up your day. He will truly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary Goheen & Patti Dowding
January 30, 2011
Ken was my neighbor for many years. A good man with a good heart.

JH
January 30, 2011
Ken was a much respected friend and co-worker at Kellogg's. I always enjoyed working with Ken. He was a great father, because showed through the gentleman he helped raise in Jeff.

Jeff, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Paula Swan
January 30, 2011
I’m sorry to here of Ken passing. Of all the people I worked with at Kellogg’s, he was one of smartest. He was someone you could have a conversion with, who could see both sides of a issue. Very down to earth and friendly.
Louis Gabriel
January 30, 2011
Ken was a good man and a good neighbor. I'll miss him. I hope someone takes good care of his dog, Bella.
Charlotte Erickson
January 30, 2011
It was a pleasure and an honor to know Ken. We know that he loved his family deeply. We know that he loved his three youngest grandsons, because they are also our grandsons. We will miss him.

God Bless,
Dan and Janine Stafford
Dan and Janine Stafford
January 30, 2011
Ken was a pleasure to work with and he was always happy and willing to help others at work he will be greatly missed
steven cady
January 30, 2011
It was My Pleasure To have knowen Ken, and worked with Him many times at Kellogg's. He was a fine Man and gentalmen.

Ross"doc"Ellis
Ross Ellis
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