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Kenneth D. Dye

July 1, 1944 October 16, 2009
Kenneth D. Dye
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Obituary for Kenneth D. Dye

Kenneth D. Dye, a long time resident of Highland, died at his home on October 16, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. Born on July 1, 1944 in Kennette, Missouri, the son of J.T. and Florence Ray Dye, Ken grew up in Lincoln Park. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Airborne Division. After his discharge from the Army he began his work with Ford Motor Company, where he worked in the maintenance department for over thirty-one years. He retired in 1996. On August 19, 1967, he married Linda Morton in Southgate and they made their home in Taylor before moving to Highland over thirty years ago.
In his spare time, Ken loved hunting, fishing, and exploring parks and the out-of-doors all over Michigan with his state-of-the-art metal detector. He squirrel hunted in Vanderbilt, Michigan, and regulary fished Pickerell Lake and Ore Creek, and enjoyed metal detecting excursions with his friend Robert. He also had a passion for Nascar. He watched every Sunday, often with his good friend Dan Wolf and his sister, Carolyn, with whom he, and his favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson, competed each week. A dollar went to the winner, and Ken framed each of his dollars and hung them on the wall as victory trophies!
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda in 2003 and his son, Bob Bauer in 2005. He leaves his girls, Lori (Tony) Marotta, Belinda (Jon) Bogema; daughter-in-law, Patricia Bauer; grandchildren, Kenneth Michael Bauer and Jennifer Elise Bauer; brother, Jim (Cheryl) Dye, sister, Carolyn (the late Wayne) Hyde, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dailis Dye.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Monday, October 19th, at 2PM. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Rose Center Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday 3-8PM. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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