Kenneth Eugene Walden, age 86, of Lawton, passed away November 18, 2022, at the Rose Arbor Residence in Kalamazoo. Ken was born in Calvin Township, Michigan, on July 12, 1936, son to the late Clarence and Elvira (Lawson) Walden.
Ken was a longtime staple in the Lawton and Paw Paw community. He was a dedicated member and past commander of the American Legion McGowan - Johnson Post #68, Paw Paw and a member of the Past Commanders Club. Ken was in charge of the Post Firing Squad, flags and flag poles, the pancake breakfast and past chairman of the Bingo program and member of the drill team. He was on the Lawton Fire Department for 35 years and served as Past President of the Van Buren County Fireman Association. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was retired from MDOT with over 22 years of service. Following his retirement, Ken went back to work at McDonald Towing for several years.
Ken is survived by his son, Guy (Talenna) Morey, two stepdaughters, Autumn Joy Morey and Laura (James) Brownrigg, two brothers, David (Carol) Walden and Charles Walden, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Walden in 1996 and his two sisters, Cora Foster and Frances Jeffries.
Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, where military honors will be rendered at 7:00 p.m. Ken will be placed to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.