TRAVERSE CITY — Kenneth Edwin Mackey, 71, of Traverse City, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Munson Medical Center.
Ken was born on March 9, 1941 in Traverse City to the late Clarence and Sylvia (St. John) Mackey. He was married to Joy Borucki on Feb. 14, 1981 in Traverse City. She survives him.
Ken lived all of his life in the area, except for the nine years when he honorably served his country with the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. Ken founded Kenmark Inc., a successful family business and he also drove bus for the Traverse City Area Public Schools. When he was not working, Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his loving wife, Joy; three sons and his daughter, Troy Mackey, Michael (Lori) Beckwith, Norman (Jody) Mackey, Carman (Jim) Mexico; six grandchildren, Cody, Misty, Cory, Austin, Emily, Sam; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Betty Hentschel.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, June “Arlene” Thompson and Dora May Hentschel; and brother, Russell Henry Mackey.
In accordance with Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Military Honors and a Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 8, at the Cherryland V.F.W. Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Dr., Traverse City.
Friends are welcome to visit with Ken’s family from noon until the time of the service, on Friday, March 8.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to, Cherryland V.F.W. Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Ken’s family through www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com .
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.