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Kenneth Lee Tousley

October 9, 1931 — October 26, 2022

KENNETH LEE TOUSLEY,
91, of Cass City died Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Northwood Meadows Medical Care Unit, Cass City. He was born October 9, 1931 in his family’s farm house in Ellington Township to Glen and Eva (Vandermark) Tousley. He married Doris McQueen on June 14, 1952 in Deford United Methodist Church.

Ken attended a one room grade school and Caro High School. He farmed for two years before he married Doris. Ken left Michigan to attend Taylor University in Upland, IN and continued seminary education at Christian Theological Seminary in preparation for ministry. He became an ordained elder in 1960 and was appointed to Robinson Chapel and Wesley Chapel Churches near Fort Wayne, IN. In 1965, Pastor Tousley and his family moved to the Detroit Conference area. Throughout his years as a pastor, he was appointed to serve in Saginaw, Ames, Tawas, Adrian churches, and as the superintendent of the Port Huron District in 1989. Ken loved to sing and share his faith through music. Besides his deep affection for the church, Ken was an avid carpenter. He enjoyed remodeling and helping with family building projects.

Ken is survived by his wife of seventy-one years, Doris; sons: Philip (Laurie) Tousley, Deford; Jeffrey (Judith) Tousley of Frankfort; Scott Tousley of East Tawas; daughter-in-law, Theresa Tousley of Fenton; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Tousley; great grandson, Carl; sister, Elsie (Gerald) Hicks.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 in Cass City United Methodist Church with his grandson, Rev. Jeremy Peters of Court Street United Methodist Church, Flint officiating. He will be assisted by Ken’s son, Jeffrey Tousley. Interment in Ellington Township Cemetery. Ken’s family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be considered to the Methodist Children’s Home Society of Redford, MI or to UNICEF. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and photos at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 in Cass City United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
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Visitation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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Second Visitation

Friday, November 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Cass City United Methodist Church

5100 Cemetery Rd
Cass City, MI 48726

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Friday, November 4, 2022

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Cass City United Methodist Church

5100 Cemetery Rd
Cass City, MI 48726

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