Kenneth Michaels departed to his eternal home on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at the age of 85.
Ken was born on March 30th, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Anthony Kenneth Michaels and Eleanor Mae Walsh. He owned a cold-storage warehouse in Chicago for many years, and then worked for The Field Museum as a Controller. Before retiring, he also worked for Tinderbox stores. He had served as a deacon and greeter at Hope Community Church in Niles, Michigan.
On August 15th, 1987 he married Margaret, the love of his life. Ken enjoyed adding to his antique collection of pocket watches, radios, pipes, and Boy Scout memorabilia. He loved classical music, watching Chicago sports teams, and spoiling his dogs. One of his favorite past times was sitting in the backyard, surrounded by nature – his “Heaven on Earth”.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret, his children Renae (Mark) Frigo of Glen Ellyn, IL, Amanda (Ken) Hirsch of Bremen, IN, Jake (Jennifer) Wozniak of Niles, MI, and his seven grandchildren: Luke and Maggie Frigo, Cairenn, Bronson and Ayla Hirsch, and Samantha and Molly Wozniak.
Visitation for Ken will be from 6 – 8 PM on Thursday, August 1st at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles, MI. The service will be at 11 AM on Friday, August 2nd at Hope Community Church, 2390 Lake Street, Niles, MI. Contributions in memory of Ken can be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Hope Community Church.
Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Hope Community Church
2390 Lake Street, Niles MI 49120