Obituaries » Kenneth L. Packard
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Memorial services are not yet planned. Ken will be laid to rest at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, South. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Southwest Michigan, in c/o the funeral home.
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Age 87, passed away early Friday morning, September 16, 2022. Ken was born in Watervliet, on August 18, 1935, the son of Eugene Marvin and Mary Louise (Harding) Packard. On July 3, 1957, he married Shirley Manning who survives him. Ken worked for 30 years at General Motors as a welder. He retired in 1996. In his retirement he drove bus for the Portage Public Schools for 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed deer hunting, shooting pool, and woodworking. He also liked playing the guitar and the mandolin. Ken and Shirley enjoyed vacationing in her native Mississippi. Besides his wife, Ken is survived by his daughters, Wanda Packard, Connie Packard and Linda (Mark) Waldron; grandchildren, Ashley Rybka, Ethan Waldron and Brandi Allgaier; great-grandchildren, Addison Hasten, Lilly Rybka and Dalton Rybka; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters.