Kenneth Carl Weber Sr., walked into God's Glorious Presence on February 10, 2022 at 10 p.m. Kenneth was born in Beaver township on May 22, 1935 to the late Auburn, MI Farmer Carl and Dorothy Weber.
He passed away peacefully; welcomed into the Loving Arms of Jesus and then reunited with his childhood sweetheart and wife Marlene Joyce Stienke. They were married for nearly 67 years, and raised five children Ronda, Gwen, Kari, Lisa and Ken Jr. and created many lifelong memories.
Kenneth's young patriotic ideals or ambitions caused him to proudly join and serve in the National Guard from 1955 through 1958. After the National Guard he went on to welding school which landed him a position at the Defoe Shipyard in Bay City, Michigan which then kickstarted a career of 28 years of service to the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. as a journeyman welder and welding teacher for Dow Chemical.
No one who met Kenneth C. Weber forgot his infectious passion for his non-work activities; he was an outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and perch fishing, family camping and gardening. Listening to his favorite instrument the accordion and Polka dancing with Marlene. He continued his father's tradition of homemade sausage making, "Puttin On the "Ritz" with deep fried perch dinners, orchestrated numerous "Fun in the Sun Events" grilling BBQ chicken with fresh cobs of corn on handcrafted grilling pits surrounded by family and friends....and instigated startling backyard WIPEOUT water fights with no exclusions, which would surely leave you craving for a towel. Ken ALWAYS sought out euchre players or for those of a more competitive nature, Marbles (RUMBLE!)...a game board built and ruled by our father, and feared by other family members.
Every Harvest season he looked forward to speaking with Farmer Mike Schmidt about the weather, farm equipment, crops and assisting other local farmers; offering them his welding skills or driving a tractor or truck to harvest or haul their crops yield....a very ambitious, responsible, hard-working man all the days of his life.
And his highlights later in life was sitting alongside Marlene in matching recliners with his beloved and loyal (15lb tea cup) poodle Gidget in his lap awaiting the coveted "treat time" while watching the local TV5 News broadcast encapsulating the daily events and weather forecast.
Kenneth frequently donated blood as a volunteer community service to Michigan Blood; receiving an honorary pin for 8-gallons of blood donated!
Kenneth and Marlene were active members of Bethany Lutheran Church located in Saginaw, Michigan where their earthly journey of faith continued to unfold season after season.
Surviving Kenneth are his 5 children; Ronda Kight and her husband Tim, Gwen Weber and her son Kyle and grandson Kyle jr., Kari Davis and her husband Jim; Kari's son Chase Hochberg and wife Haley, and Jim's children Brad Davis, and Juliana and husband George Carlson, Lisa Goulet and her husband Michael; Lisa's daughter Jesse Hamiliton and her husband Jared with their four children Leland, Alden, Cohen, and Aila, and Michael's daughter Crystal Schiebner and husband Matt with their two daughters Makayla and Madison, and son Michael Goulet; Kenneth Weber Jr. and his wife Shannon and daughters Eylssa and Gracie.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Carl Weber and Dorothy Weber; brothers Carl Weber, and Duane Weber (Sandy); and survived by siblings Phyllis Peil (Gary), Margaret Reeves (Ken), Larry Weber (Karen); long-time friends and co-workers, Lyle Bott, Pete Bush and Chett Vennix.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the Toni and Trish House of Auburn Michigan or a Michigan Blood donation. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.