Kenneth E. Adams

Age 59, of Williamston, MI, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. Eldest son of U. Balch Adams, deceased, and Patricia Root Adams, wife Susan Collins Adams, siblings Judy Patch, Dale Adams, Teresa McPhee, Karen Green and Becki Messer, stepchildren Shannon Smith and C. Scott Smith, and grandchildren Sierra Smith and Saxon Smith.

A formidable mentor, friend, husband and stepdad, he wore many hats: Engineer, Builder, Developer, Real Estate Broker, Entrepreneur, yet always Party Ken.

Member of GLAR, MAR, NAR, Home Builders Association, SCCA Club Racing and the NRA. Broker-Owner C 21 Looking Glass, owner MBW.

Join us for a Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 9th, 4-6 p.m., University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ken’s name to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Michigan Capital Region, 330 Marshall Street, Suite 103, Lansing, MI 48912 or Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Online condolences may be left for Ken’s family at

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Randy & Jodi Tolliver
March 31, 2016 at 11:48 am


You have our deepest sympathy. Anything you need please feel free to let us know. We love you and as you know…we are all going to miss Ken dearly.

Dave and Sue smith
March 31, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Susie and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your tremendous loss. I admired Ken as a co-worker and a treasured friend and colleague.
Our best to you as you go forward in life.
Dave and Sue Smith

Randy Caltrider
April 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm


So sorry for your loss. Ken was an amazing man that will be greatly missed. We will certainly be praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Randy Caltrider

Mea Danigelis
April 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

I was truly saddened when I heard about Ken’s passing.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
A quote from Helen Keller: “What we have on ex enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Mike & Renee Menke
April 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Please accept our most heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times. Ken was a fantastic friend and mentor who will be greatly missed. Our hearts are broken with the news of this loss. We will continue to honor his memory at our tailgates, and his void will be missed, but his memory will be celebrated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike, Renee, Andrew and Nicholas

Yvonne Dzurka
April 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Suzy! We are so sad to hear about Ken’s passing! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Ken was one fantastic man! He will be missed!

Mr. and Mrs. BBQ
April 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.

Barbara Sprague
April 2, 2016 at 8:41 am

So sorry for your loss,of your dear son , brother, husband,father

Brent Forsberg
April 6, 2016 at 11:09 am


Our most heartfelt condolences for you in Ken’s passing. Through everything you have all been through you both kept amazing positive attitudes. He always kept a smile on his face even in great pain and was an amazing man.

Steve & Bev Bretz
April 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Susie We are so sad for your loss, Ken was one of the best friend anyone could ask for I will always be thinking of him when I’m playing around with jeeps he was someone that I looked up too and respected he will be missed
Steve & Bev

Sue and Andy Steffel
April 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Oh, Susie– we were so saddened to hear about Ken. Know that we’re thinking of you and sending our most sincere condolences. We will always remember our many Sunday pizza nights, your glorious parties, our shared birthdays and degrees, and Kenny’s always-ready smile. Many hugs, my friend!

Margie Sveska
April 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm


I wish I could attend your Celebration of Life, however I have to work. I will be thinking of you and your family. Ken was a great guy and I am honored to have been able to share some time with you both.

Love, Magic Margie

Annie O'Reilly
April 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

Susie, Amy, and all the rest of Ken’s family (both genetic and not),

Words can’t describe how much my heart hurts for you guys. I am honored to have been able to take care of Ken and get to know you all; you are all extraordinary people that always filled the room with positivity – not an easy feat given the circumstances. And Ken was the biggest fighter I have ever encountered. 7W will be a different place in your absence. You will all be missed greatly.

Love, hugs, and a raised glass,
The Redhead


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