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Kenneth Marvin HarmonNovember 12, 1927 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 89)
Kenneth Marvin Harmon age 89 of Westphalia, MI, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Sparrow Clinton Hospital, St. Johns, MI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Dennis Howard officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI. A Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ken was born in Coldwater, MI on November 12, 1927, the son of Henry and Pearl (Bekoski) Harmon. He married Mildred Ruth Dovey on July 4, 1951, in Coldwater, MI. Mildred passed away on December 26, 2000.
Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a military police officer serving at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany. Ken served as a police officer for the City of Coldwater from 1951 until 1960. Ken enjoyed attending his 793rd Military Police Battalion reunions. He owned a Montgomery Ward catalog store in Ionia for many years. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing euchre with his VFW buddies and spending time with his family. Ken loved to tell many stories about being a police officer and his upbringing. He was a member of the EJ Werner VFW Post #3733 and a former post commander. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Fowler, MI. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and a former Grand Knight in Coldwater.
He is survived by his children; David (Jill) Harmon of Beaverton, MI, Sharon (Alan) Smith of St. Johns, MI, Linda (Dale) Pung of DeWitt, MI, Kent (Denise) Harmon of Troy, MI, Richard (Sharon) Harmon of Muir, MI, Barbara Wieber of Lansing, MI, Susan (Julius) Motz of Fowler, MI, James (Mary) Harmon, of Lino Lake, MN, Kathleen (Ken) Farley of Fowler, MI, Lori (Chad) Bedaine of Fowler, MI, Julie (Dan) Martin of Westphalia, MI, grandchildren; Travis Funk, Nicole Michalski, Erika Sundberg, Victoria Nelson, Tommy Harmon, Matthew Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Mark and Kristin Johnston, Breana and Kortney Sloan, Ashley Meador, Jeff Wieber, Emily Wieber, Julie Kretzinger, Becky Johnson, Amanda Trover, Christie Motz, Lisa Motz, Andrea Prichard, Sam and TJ Harmon, Ken Farley Jr., Jacob Farley, Nick Farley, Trevor Thelen, Priscilla Slabbinck, Viktor, Vasyl, Gage, Jayden and Addison Bedaine, MacKenzee, Daniel, Jackson, Kennedy, Ryann, Quincey, Braiden and Lakyn Martin. He is also survived by 28 great grandchildren and special friends; Brian Wieber, Charlie Thelen, Ben Bierstetel, Eddie Schmitt, Bob Esch, Mark Weber, and Paul Weber. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Mildred, daughter Mary Ellen, brothers; Harold (June) Harmon, H.B Harmon and sister Elizabeth Nowicki.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.
May be made to the Wishes of the family