Kenneth M. Wren

L’ANSE – Kenneth M. Wren, 87, of L’Anse, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Bayside Village L’Anse following a lengthy illness.

He was born in L’Anse on December 25, 1926, the son of the late Mills and Anna (Verbanac) Wren. Ken attended school in L’Anse. He served in the United States Army.

Ken’s first wife, Jeanette, passed away in 1995.

On February 7, 2004, he married the former, Eva Miller, in Mayville, Wis. Ken was a foreman for the A.O. Smith Trucking Company until his retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Ken enjoyed carpentry work, playing the stock market, traveling, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Mr. Wren is survived by his loving wife, Eva; daughters, Dorene (James) Leichtle of New Berlin, Wis., and Debra Herbeck of Germantown Wis.; stepchildren, David Miller and his special friend, Angela of L’Anse, Dan (Sandy) Miller of Marquette, Suzan (Lou) Troha of St. Charles, Miss., and Pam (Don) Marple of Marquette; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald Uren of L’Anse and Gary (Christine) Uren of Baraga; and sister, Sharon Drew and her special friend, Stanley of L’Anse; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael in 2004; and brothers, Richard and John.

Funeral services for Mr. Wren will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse.

The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Following the funeral service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the Harrington Gathering Room, located at the funeral chapel.

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The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.