FELCH - Kenneth J. Finendale, 73, of Felch, passed away peacefully at his home after a very courageous battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Bark River, son of the late Eugene and Lillian (DeGrave) Finendale. Ken grew up in Kingsford, where he attended American Martyrs Catholic Church and served as an altar boy. He graduated from Kingsford High School, class of 1958.
He married Mary Will on Sept. 12, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aurora.
Ken was a meat cutter at Monette's IGA in Kingsford and later worked for Nault's Grocery as its manager. Ken went on to own and operate City Sales in Iron Mountain for more than 35 years before retiring.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, cooking, camping, traveling, going to camp, casino trips, and spending time with his family and friends. Ken will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor and his storytelling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary; one son, Scott (Kathleen) Finendale of Swartz Creek, Mich; one daughter, Donna (Richard, Jr.) Roberts of Iron Mountain; one daughter-in-law, Julie Finendale; one brother, Robert (Diane) Finendale of Iron Mountain; one sister, Marian Lewis of Ontonagon; four grandchildren, Heather, Neil, and Douglas Finendale, and John Lorasch; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by two sons, Perry and Brian Finendale; and one sister, Shirley Julian.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Ken or leave a condolence for his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Ken's legacy of life.