Mr. Kenneth Shilton Sr., age 72, of Lake Odessa passed away Tuesday, January 9th 2018 in his home.
Ken was born in Portland, Mi on March 11th 1945, the son of the late Iril and Matilda (Hissong) Shilton. He was raised in the Sunfield area and attended local schools. When his mother passed away at a young age, Ken began working on the family farm in Sebewa, Mi to help support the family.
Ken spent the majority of his working career as a Livestock Hauler. In 1978 Ken built his first Livestock trailer in the driveway of his home and shortly thereafter began hauling livestock for local farmers. Ken was an extremely hard worker. Ken also hauled around an Amish crew that he helped build high tinsel fences for the last 15 years. Ken was always on the go he was referred to as Mary’s energizer bunny, keeping busy tinkering around the house and working with wood. His sense of humor and beautiful smile were contagious; Ken was always playing tricks on the people he loved. Ken loved helping his Amish friends and spending time with his beloved grandchildren extending his knowledge to them. He also enjoyed traveling with his beloved "Angel" Mary both loved visiting his daughter in Tennessee.
Kenneth is survived by his beloved "Angel" Mary Everitt, his daughter, Robin Krokker, four sons Kenny Shilton Jr., Mark Shilton (Tami), Kevin Shilton (Cindy), Douglas Shilton, Mary’s four children, Charlene Everitt, Chelly Frizzell, Cheryl Everitt, Charlie Everitt (Jen), two sisters, Bertha Smith, Pauline Crawford, his brother, Royal Shilton Sr., 32 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He preceded in death by his wife Roberta J. (Law) Shilton who passed away on April 28th 2015, son in-law Jeffry Lee Krokker who passed February 18th 2016, and his siblings Carl, Margaret, Edith, and Howard.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, January 14th 2018 from 2-5 PM at the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, Mi.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Family of Kenneth Shilton Sr.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at http://www.danielsfuneralhome.net/