Kenneth John Nash, one of 11 children, born April 11, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, was greeted by his Lord on December 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm while surrounded by family. Ken graduated from Hazel Park (HP) High in June of 1963. Without hesitation he enlisted into the United States Air Force where he served 4 years working radar and was Honorably Discharged on July 9th, 1967. After returning home he proudly became a member of the Hazel Park Police Department, where he served for 28 years. After his retirement in 1994, he could only stay retired for 1 year before he decided to join the Police Officers Labor Council where he worked an additional 20 years.
Ken participated in many organizations throughout his life including: The Boy Scouts of America, where he was the Area District Commissioner, HP School Board, HP Lions Club, HP Metropolitan Club, HP Eagles, American Legion, American Taekwondo of America (where he held a 1st Degree Black Belt), and the Fraternal Order of Police, where he was not only a member but served as the President of both State and Local Offices. If there was an organization that needed a leader, Ken was there or was sought after to fill that role. He was just that type of person and instilled those same values in his children.
In 1988 Ken met the love of his life Debby. They were married in June, of 1988, and spent 33 ½ years of the 40 years they promised each other. After their retirement in 1994, Ken and Debby moved to Lake Leelanau and traveled extensively. They also attempted to attend any and all events of their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.
Ken was the father of 5 amazing boys and 1 remarkable daughter, Jody (Mike) Lane, the eldest and only daughter is the mother of 4 grandkids: Jessica (Shawn), Michael (Renae), Brendan, and Jennifer (Sean). Additionally, 2 great grandkids Corey and Isabella, and another on the way Macie Kenneth (Christine) Nash II, the eldest son and father of 4 grandkids: Kenny, Kathleen, Lorelei, and Willow. Additionally, 2 great grandkids Erica and Athena. Earl (Leanne) Nash, the father of 3 grandkids: Samantha, Rachael (Edward), and Michael. Additionally, 1 of the great grandkids JJ. Anthony (Shannon) Ticconi, the father of 3 grandkids: Anthony (Asia), Kylie (DaShawn), and Payton. Additionally, 1 of the great grandkids Xander. Erick (Pam) Nash, the father of 3 grandkids: Samantha, Aaron (Alexis), and Kendra. Additionally, 1 of the great grandkids Beau and another on the way Sadie. Matt (Kyle) Ticconi, the father of 3 grandkids: Ethan (Aliesha), Sam, and Gaige. Additionally, 1 of the great grandkids Beckham.
Ken is preceded in death by his Mother & Father and also the following siblings Margie, Jean, Billy, Chuck, Bert, and Diane. Ken is survived by his wife Debby, all 6 of his kids, 20 grandkids, 9 great grandkids, and his siblings: Susie (Randy), Dorothy (Rick), Barb (Cal), George (Jackie), and Carol (Wife of the late Chuck Nash).
Services scheduled in Shelby Township will take place the Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons Funeral Home, 54880 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp., MI 48307, Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 29, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, December 30, at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Christian Memorial Cultural Center, 521 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan.
A Memorial Service will also take place on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 203 W. Lincoln Street, Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682.