In memory of

   Kenneth Root


Kenneth Root, aged 86, of Wyoming, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. He was born October 3, 1922 in Midland County, MI, the second child born to the late Oliver and Gertrude (Chaplar) Root. He spent most of his youth growing up in Temple, Clare Co., MI. As a young adult he served his country in World War II. While in the service, the family bought a farm in West Branch, MI, where he met and married his wife, the former Mrs. Flodella (Pepper) Councilor on February 17, 1951. They moved to Grand Rapids shortly after their marriage; then moved to Wyoming in 1956 where they had their only child, Kenneth J. Root. Ken worked for Irwin Seating from 1951 until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed camping, traveling, reading, and most of all, spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Flodella Mae Root, on August 29, 1993; and his brother and sister, Walter Root of Colorado and Gretchen Grenman of Allen Park, MI. Ken is survived by his son, Kenneth and Chris Root of Wyoming; grandchildren, Kenneth J. Root Jr. of Grand Rapids and Joe W. Root of Kentwood; niece, Patty Grenman of Allen Park; two nephews; stepson, Herbert and Irene Councilor of Arizona.  Fr. Edward Hankiewicz will officiate over the funeral. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
Lot Location:  Veterans 291 D #1

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