Obituary for Kenneth George Slocum

Kenneth George Slocum

Birth Date: Dec. 14th, 1939
Date Passed: Jun. 28th, 2013


Kenneth George Slocum age 73, of Pentwater , MI died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Great Lakes Hospital-Hackley in Muskegon , MI with his loving family at his side. Ken was born on December 14, 1939 in Muskegon , MI to the late George W. and Marian J. (Holmes) Slocum. He married Joan M. (Bird) Slocum on June 24, 1958 in Muskegon , MI . Ken was known as a straight forward and honest person. Above all else, he was a dedicated family man. He worked hard to take care of his family, yard, flowers and birds. He enjoyed being involved in the lives of his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends around the bonfire in his front yard at St. Mary’s Lake and watching the Red Wings, Tigers, various country music shows and the birds in their front yard. Ken spent his life in Muskegon , Mason and Oceana Counties where he was well liked, loved, trusted and respected. He enjoyed quiet evenings at home with his wife Joan of 55 years. 1 Son: Curtis (Linda Bifulco) Slocum. 1 Daughter: Denise (Lloyd “Gene”) Jones Jr. 4 Grandchildren: Alexandria (Matt Trumble) Slocum, Morgan Slocum, Tad Jones and Jacob Jones. 1 Sister: Lorraine Bonter of Ravenna . Several nieces and nephews also survive. Brother in-law: Dale (Pam) Bird and Sister in-law: Jean (Dan) Goulet. A special family friend Nancy Perryn. Ken was preceded in death by: Parents, Father and Mother in-law: Gene and Pearl Bird. 2 Brothers in-law: Don Bird and Elden Bonter. At Ken’s request, there will be no service. He wanted to be remembered in life rather than in death. Memorials and memories may be directed to the family. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online questbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511