Michaud, Kenneth John

Date: Tuesday September 8, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Chapel

Date: Wednesday September 9, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Chapel

Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital

Kenneth John Michaud of Lonedell, MO, departed this life suddenly on September 5, 2009, having reached the age of eighty-seven years and seventeen days. Kenneth was born in St. Louis, MO on August 19, 1922, son of Edgar Emil Michaud and Julia Michaud nee McRoy. On June 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Loraine Verdene Simmons and one daughter came to bless this union.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Sharon Kelley and husband, Leonard “Bud”, of Lonedell; by his son, Larry Lawrence of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Shelia Dickinson and husband, James, of Lonedell, Donna McCulloch and husband, Scott, of Sullivan, MO and Michael Kelley of Lonedell; by two great grandchildren, Amanda and Derek McCulloch of Sullivan; by two foster sons, Steve Rappe of Belle, MO and Gary Rappe of St. Louis, MO; by five foster grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Julia Michaud; by his wife, Loraine Michaud; and by two brothers, Leroy and Edgar Michaud.

Kenneth was a Christian and long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. He was proud to have served his country during World War II in the United States Army, entering January 21, 1946 and receiving his honorable discharge on August 23, 1947. Kenneth was a machinist by trade and had worked for various companies through out his working career and had been employed for about thirteen years at Dura Chrome in St. Louis. He was an active, out going man and always kept busy. He was an avid reader and he loved caring for his home and feeding the wild life. Watching the deer, turkey and hummingbirds were favorite pastimes. Fishing was another of his favorite hobbies, as was dancing. His friendly, cheerful personality was known to many and will be missed. Ken’s family was his pride and joy and he cherished the love and wonderful times they shared.

A devoted and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Glenn Hammond officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.