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Kenneth Roger Teske

August 5, 1930 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 88)

Kenneth Roger Teske, 88, of Baroda passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018 after a long illness with cancer, at Bronson Commons in Mattawan.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Boyd Chapel of  Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman. Friends may meet with the family from 10 am Thursday prior to the service. Burial will take place following the service at Salem Cemetery, Hinchman. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085.  Online condolences accepted at

Kenneth was born August 5, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of the late Anton and Melinda (Burchert) Teske. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1948 and was then drafted into the United States Marine Corp. He was a Sergeant and fortunately the issue with Korea ended and he did not have to go there to protect our country. On January 30, 1954 he married Juanita Adele Neidlinger and she preceded him in death on February 29, 2004. Together they raised one daughter, Lorna Teske. Kenneth loved to hunt and fish, and spent much of his free time on Lake Michigan with many of his buddies often sharing his catch in a fish fry for family and friends. While working at Whirlpool Corp. he took course work and carpentry at Lake Michigan College. He started a house building business then later went to work for other companies building area bridges and the Palisades and Cook Power Plants. Later he and three partners started a seawall business in Grand Haven.  Kenneth became an active member of The Anchor Church of God in Stevensville and enjoyed studying the Bible. He made some good friends there and enjoyed men’s coffee on Saturday mornings with Ray, Dennis and Neal.

Survivors include his daughter: Lorna Teske;  his brother: Marvin (Marion) Teske. 

Ken was also preceded in death by a brother, William Teske.  

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