HAMBURG, Mich. – His legacy … William Kenneth Mollenhour III, 81, passed away Oct. 9, 2018.

He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Warsaw, to William Kenneth and Alice Watkins Mollenhour Jr. Ken married the love of his life, Lorene Melick, on Dec. 31, 1954, in Warsaw.

Ken enjoyed things that challenged his mind; he was a thinker and a problem solver. Ken enjoyed reading, sailing, hiking, bicycling and experiencing new adventures through travel. He was a teacher and mentor to many people who crossed his path.

Once Ken retired, he prepared taxes and faithfully served in many areas of church ministry. In a funny voice, he would read stories to the kids and replace the character names to each child’s name to make it more personal. A fond memory is those precious times after dinner, Ken and all the kids would wrestle on the floor while Lorene would be in the kitchen cleaning up after the meal. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

His family … Ken will be missed by his spouse, Lorene Mollenhour; his children: Laura (George) Lin, Stephanie (John) Bukoffsky and Brooks Mollenhour; brother, Jerry (Carol) Mollenhour; grandchildren: Michele Morris, Michael Layle, Melissa Rioux, Jesse Evans, Rebecca Evans, Elizabeth Valik and Quinn Mollenhour; and great-grandchildren: Alexandra, Jon, Skylar, Lillian, Kaydence, Gage, Anton, Matthew, Kaylin, Zander, Nevaeh, Phenix, Eliana and Stella.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alice Mollenhour.

His farewell … Ken’s family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 9455 Hilton Road, Brighton, Mich., until the time of his celebration of life at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard Alberta will serve as celebrant.

Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw,  at at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.


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