Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kenneth 'Ken' Leroy Darrow 2000

Kenneth 'Ken' Leroy Darrow
Died February 16, 2000
TRAVERSE CITY - Kenneth "Ken" Leroy Darrow, 70, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Born May 8, 1929, in Traverse City, he was the son of Kenneth W. and Opal I. (Kellogg) Darrow. On Dec. 18, 1960, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City, he married the former Rose Mary Melichar. Kenneth was born again on Jan. 26, 1999.

Kenneth served in the Korean conflict from 1949 to 1952. He was employed as a sales representative for Sentry Insurance. He was also city secretary of the men's bowling association for many years and two bowling leagues. He was an avid golfer at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club and a member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and family get togethers.

He is survived by his wife; a son, William K. (Patricia Fehrenbach) of Grawn; daughters, Patricia G. (William D.) Draper of Grand Rapids, Suzanne M. (Paul) Wise of Boyne City and Christina K. (Michael) Majszak of Traverse City; brothers, Matthew (Janet Welsh) Darrow of Ypsilanti and Jon (Linda Atkinson) Darrow of Alma; sisters, Jacquelyn (Ronald) Flynn of Northville and Barbara A. (Richard) Graham of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service. Rev. Paul Wise will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.