Obituaries » Kenneth E. Hall
July 5, 1927 - January 20, 2020
In accordance with Ken’s wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering of close friends and family to honor his life will take place later, in the summer of 2020. Those wishing to make a lasting gift in Ken’s memory are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence on Ken’s obituary page.
Ken passed away on Monday morning, January 20, 2020 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Otsego, Michigan on July 5, 1927, the son of Fay Ernest and Helen Marie Hall. Following high school, Ken honorably served our country in the United States Army. Upon return to Kalamazoo, he began his long career in the restaurant business. He was co owner of Ken and Tom’s Restaurant for many years. On September 18, 1978, he married Linda Lou (Church) and together they enjoyed 40 years together before she passed away in 2018. He and Linda owned and operated Ken and Linda’s Restaurant on South Burdick Street. After their restaurant closed, Ken and Linda decided to go to work at Western Michigan University working in the Food Services Department. Ken enjoyed people and serving others, as witnessed by his many years in the restaurant business. Ken had many hobbies and passions, among them were his love of fishing, cooking, snowmobiling. He enjoyed trips to go deer and bear hunting in the Upper Peninsula. Ken was very proud of his 13 years he and Linda spent in Apache Junction, Arizona, enjoying very competitive shuffleboard tournaments. Ken had a kind mind and will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, a sister, Arvada Westrick and a step-brother, Gene Hall. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Michael (Ilene)Hall of Kalamazoo; Patricia Hall of Kalamazoo, Steve (Kathy) Ray of Orlando, Florida, his beloved grandchildren, Lance, Mike, Nicki, Amanda and Maya;, as well as three great grandchildren, Alexis, Lucas and Ellie, along with several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother in law, Randy Church, who had become like his own son. Ken’s family wanted to make special mention of his friends traveled with and his loving neighbors.