Kenneth J. Berens, 83, of Holland, formerly of Florida, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016, at American House.
Ken was born June 26, 1932, in Bentheim, to Herm and Jennie (Jipping) Berens. He married Gale Schripsema on December 9, 1955, and they raised their family in Graafschap. Ken worked for (Parke-Davis) Pfizer for 37 years before his retirement. He also enjoyed his work as a volunteer firefighter for Graafschap Fire Department. Ken and Gale are members of Christ Memorial Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gale, their children: Donna Breuker of Holland, Scott (Jodi) Berens of Grandville, Karen (Raymond) Roden of Grand Rapids, Lori (Jeff) Gentry of Holland; 11 grandchildren: Cara (Tony) Karsten, Ross (Lisa) Breuker, C.J. (Maggie) Breuker, Kelly Berens, Kevin Berens, Robert Roden, David Roden, Erica Gentry, Trevor Gentry, Derek Gentry, Ellery Gentry; three great grandchildren, siblings: Vi Nieneker, Irv and Pat Berens, Bev and Lee Groenheide, brother-in-law Wesley and Judy Schripsema, many nieces and nephews.
The Berens Family is grateful for all the love and care given to Ken and his family from the staff at American House.
A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Ken Berens will be held 11:00 am, Monday, February 15, 2016, Chapel of Christ Memorial Church (Entrance D or E), 595 Graafschap Rd., Holland. Visitation will be 2:00-4:30 pm, Sunday, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland. Interment will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.