He was born on February 19, 1932, in Trimountain, MI, a son of the late Waino and Ida (Koski) Kaiponen. Ken was raised in Chassell and was a graduated of the Chassell High School with the class of 1950.
Mr. Kaiponen was a veteran having served with the United States Army during the Korean War.
Ken had worked on the Great Lakes for a short time before moving to lower Michigan to work as a Union carpenter retiring in 1992. He was united in marriage to the former Geraldine Pasek. While residing in lower Michigan the couple resided in Redford, Farmington and Oxford. Since 1992, they have made their home in Chassell.
Mr. Kaiponen was an active member of VFW Post #6507 of Chassell. He enjoyed golfing, working of projects in his wood shop and a few sewing projects from time to time.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Robert and his sisters Elaine and Joyce.
His wife: Geraldine Kaiponen a resident currently at A Place Like Home in Goodrich, MI
Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
As requested no services will be held.
Memorial donation in Ken’s name can be given to the Chassell VFW Post #6507
To view Ken’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements.