In Memory

Kenneth J. Grossens

Kenneth J. Grossens

Kenneth J. Grossens, 59, of Port Austin passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

Ken was born to the late Michael and Ann (Cook) Grossens in Detroit on May 10, 1946.

His career started as an executive at the telephone company. He then achieved a dream of becoming a police officer in Kalamazoo, changing directions. He was a manager at EPS and GM plant protection including the fire brigade and first responder. His most rewarding success was to own a medical billing service with his wife, Jan. He was a warm, compassionate, nurturing and loving father and friend. He leaves behind many happy memories for everyone who knew him and he entertained us with his wonderful storytelling skills and great sense of humor.

Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, history, photography, boats and being on open water. He was a master of deep fresh water fishing and loved the challenge of the fight. He loved the outdoors and every aspect of nature. His love of animals and his deep devotion to his dogs was reflected in every aspect of his life. Ken was a proud member of White Tails Unlimited as well as the conservation club and NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Hudsonville; his son, David Grossens of Harbor Beach; and four daughters, Zina and Scott Hall of Yuma, Ariz., Cynthia Grossen of Farmington Hills, Kimberly and Conrad Smith; his granddaughter, Vivian L. Smith of Dallas, Texas, Kathryn Grossens and Kyle Jenkins of Hopkins; his brother, David and Emily Grossens of Troy; his sister, Barbara and Stanley Potasnik of Clinton Township.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria and her husband, Ray Dolza; his in-laws, Edward and Julia Sonefeld and his first born grandchild, Ryan J. O'Neill.

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04/26/14 09:09 PM #1    

Jim C. Winne

Ken was a good guy. I sat next to him in Sales class and we were in the same gym class. He was very smart and always seemed to be able to sort out almost anything quite logically. I amsorry i will not get a chance to tell him these things.

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