Kenneth R. Herson

Kenneth Rodney Herson, age 88, of of Ingalls, Michigan, passed away January 30, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 26, 1935, to William and Mary Herson in Ingalls, Michigan.

He graduated from Stephenson High School Class of 1954. Kenneth married Helen Ochs on September 15, 1962. Kenneth is survived by his daughters, Karen (Frank) Medrano and Sharon; his grandson, Patrick (Misty) who they lovingly raised; granddaughters, Jessica (Ben), Sierra (Zach); grandsons, Brandon and Mark; and great-grandchildren, Haylie, Waylon, Ellen and Madison. He is also survived by his brothers, Doug (Char) and Jerry, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen; his parents; his brothers, Ronald and Gordon; and sisters, Dolores and Dorothy.

Kenneth was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan and Detroit Lions (even the bad years). He especially enjoyed watching the games with his daughter Karen. He loved to attend the Stephenson High School football and basketball games as well. Kenneth loved listening to country music in his garage and sharing cookies and ice cream cones with his great-grandchildren. He shared his knowledge and love for the card game Smear. His family was the most important thing to him. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought him so much joy.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958 and was stationed in Greenland during the Korean War. Kenneth retired from General Motors, Fisher Body in 1993 after 30 years of service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview and CorsoCare Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Kenneth. We would also like to thank Justin Svinicki for always being there when Kenneth and Helen needed help.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing, MI. The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to the Mid-County Rescue Squad in Stephenson, Michigan. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Cheryl ONeal
January 30, 2024 at 6:18 pm

Karen, Patrick, and your families
Gary and I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you and your families,
I know what a great loss this is to you and I’m so very sorry. I know you can take great relief that he is now with your mom, his beloved wife.
We send all our love and prayers to your family.

Gary and Sherri Weber
January 30, 2024 at 6:20 pm

To Karen, Frank and the kids
Our sincere condolences for the loss of Ken
He was gracious man always greeting you with a smile and a hand shake. I know in the occasional conversations we had he always shared how proud he was of both you Karen and Frank. He also shared a few about Frank helping up north and the pickles Frank and he would end up in.
He will be dearly missed by all but we can are all sure with his religious beliefs, he is now free of the pain and the demons that have plaqued him these past years.
Our love to Karen, Frank, Patrick, Jessica and Sierra.


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