Smythe, Kenneth Edward
Passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home, age 78 years.
Kenneth was born in Bay City, Michigan May 1, 1934 the son of the late Glen and Arvilla (Miller) Smythe. He married Bonnie DeGuise June 17, 1953 and she survives him. Kenneth worked for Baker-Perkins for 32 years. He served in the United States Air Force. Kenneth loved to spend time with his family going fishing, hunting and camping.
In addition to his wife, Bonnie, Kenneth is survived by three children, Ricky Smythe, Kenneth Smythe and Kimberly Klimek; 10 grandchildren, Bonnie Smythe, Shaine Barnes, Jason Smythe, Damien Klimek, Patrick, Erin, Shannon, Tony, Nicholas Smythe and Mackenzie Beyerlein; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalee Horvat; 6 half sisters and brothers, Helen, Judy, Arvilla, Earl, Nancy and Catherine; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Luann Smythe; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Smythe; a brother, Larry Smythe; two half sisters, Leona and Adeline and a half brother, Billy.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, Merrill. Rev. Richard Gossett will officiate. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the family wishes.