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Obituary: Kenneth Wayne Tovey

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home:

Kenneth Wayne Tovey, age 60 of Baraga, MI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 23, 1958 in Grand Rapids, MI son of Willis and Marcella (Hendrickson) Tovey Sr. Ken graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1976. He married Brenda Sue Niswonger on October 16, 1999. They resided in Baraga and owned and operated the Side Track Bar; until he sold in in 2012. Ken was currently employed at Pettibone.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being at his camp and spending time in the woods. Being with his son Bruce brought him great joy. Ken was an avid NasCar fan and a sports fan.

Surviving are his son Bruce Tovey of Baraga; mother Marcella Tovey of Cedar Springs, MI; brothers, Willis Tovey Jr of Cedar Springs, Ray (Janet) Tovey of San Antonia, TX, Larry (Diane) Tovey of Maricopa, Arizona; sisters-in-law Betty Niswonder of Luther, MI, Bonnie (Donn) Miles of Carol, MI; local nieces, Lorraine (Dale) Massie of Baraga, Alexis Niswonger of Hancock, Kianna Schroeder of Keweenaw Bay; several other nieces and nephews from all over and girlfriend Leslie Swartz of Baraga

Preceding him in death are his wife Brenda Tovey; infant son John Tovey; father Willis Tovey Sr; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Pearl, Jim, and Alice.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 21st from 9-11 a.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Judy Mattson officiating. A luncheon will follow at the VFW in L’Anse. Burial will be at a later date in the Baraga Cemetery.

Friends may sign Ken’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com

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