Kenneth J. Derouin Sr.

BARK RIVER – Kenneth J. Derouin Sr., 75, 5729 F Road, Bark River, passes away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his home.

He was born on June 24, 1938, in Escanaba, the son of Alex and Helma (Buckland) Derouin.

Ken enjoyed woodworking, playing with the grandchildren, making wood products for family, and coffee gatherings with neighbors.

He was employed on construction for L.D. Olson & Krokstad Construction. He was also self employed as a carpenter. He drove school bus for Bark River- Harris Schools for 10 years, retiring in 2003.

Kenneth married Sandra McMurtrie on Dec. 20, 1958.

He was a member of the Bark River United Methodist Church.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Schaffer; sons, Joe (Sandy) Derouin Jr. of Bark River, Greg Derouin of Wilson, Brian (Julie) Derouin of Bark River, Mark (Katie) Derouin of Schaffer; grandchildren, Stephanie, Brooke, Bryce, Brittany, Brent, Braelyn, Brayden; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Allison; brothers, Dale (Merridth) Derouin of Bark River, John (Carol) Derouin of Bark River; sisters, Carol Kutches of Escanaba, Barbara Richer of Rockford, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Derouin of Escanaba, Susie Derouin of Bark River, Barbara (Ray) Solomon or California, Shirley Fibrow of California, Janet Curtis of Rockford, Ill., Sharon (Robert) Ervin of Oregon, Linda Haines of California; brother-in-law, Steve McMurtrie; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard, Gary, Roger (Joyce) Derouin; sisters, Dorothy (Emery) Skradski and Lois (Robert) DuPuy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River from 3 to 6 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Chris Bergquist officiating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schaffer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Ken’s name to the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Derouin family.