KING KENNETH L. (80), long time Detroit Area Businessman passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, while visiting relatives Virginia. Born July 9th, 1931 in East Tawas, MI, Ken spent most of his early years living in Detroit. Ken started a dry cleaning pickup and delivery business in Detroit in the early 1950's, going door to door to serve his customers. A genuine "people person", Ken's positive attitude, wit, and charm served him well. His small pickup and delivery service eventually grew to become 3-Way Cleaners, with plants and branch stores serving several Detroit suburban areas. This business ran successfully under Ken's guidance for over 50 years. Ken and his wife Nancy raised four children in Farmington Hills, MI. Nancy passed away in 1998, and Ken retired in 2002. After retirement, he married Barbara Kendall, a former high school friend, and he moved to Tawas City. Ken's first love was entertaining people. He thoroughly enjoyed life, loved to tell stories, and had a great number of friends. Those fortunate enough to know Ken will always miss him. He was a Veteran of the US Army, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, and a former member of the Redford Jaycees. Visitation: Friday, April 13, 2012 from 2 p.m. - 4pm, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI 48763. Funeral: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 202 W. Westover Street, East Tawas, MI. Information: 989.362.8191 or www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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i worked for ken at 3 way for years he was a wonderful man.i still think of him and laugh. he was quite the clown.he was good to me and i willalways miss his humor.rest in peace ken.i love you. sharon