Kenneth Thomas Martin

July 8, 1942 ~
January 3, 2022

Kenneth Thomas Martin, age 79, of Grand Rapids passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Beatrice; siblings, Richard, Earl, and Ilene; special uncle and brother-in-law, David Lee Martin. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Carmen; children, Robert and Anna Martin, Steve and Cindy Martin; grandchildren, Ryan, Kendra, Brandon, Angel, Steven; great grandchildren, Aria, Kenzie, Connor; sister, Bonnie and Thomas Bougie; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ken looked forward to his grandchildren and great grandchildren coming over to visit. He will be dearly missed by all. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday from noon-2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2 pm Sunday, January 9 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with John Oleck officiating. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Blodgett 1E and the Spectrum Health Hospice caregivers. Those who wish may make contributions to the staff of Blodgett 1E, 1840 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids 49506.

Visitation
Sunday, January 9
12:00pm - 2:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Funeral Service
Sunday, January 9
2:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

January 09, 2022 10:39pm
Dear Carmen, Bob, Steve & family, Please know that we are are praying for God's peace, comfort & courage for each of you to face in the coming days ahead as he will be sorely missed. Our sincerest condolences.

- Jeff & Sandra Begerow

January 09, 2022 6:54pm
I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. He was always a happy friendly funny guy. Very enjoyable to be around. He will definitely be missed by all his family and friends. I send hugs and love your way.

- Tammy Rogers

January 06, 2022 5:25pm
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Ken. Carmen, I know you are feeling lost but Gods Grace will comfort you and the family during this time. You have great faith my friend and that will provide you with great strength right now. I pray for Gods Grace to comfort you and the family during this time.

- Phyllis Hammond




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