Kenneth “Ken” Lee Chaffee 55 of Farwell passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at his home. Mr. Chaffee was born May 10, 1957 in Clare, the son of Donald A. and Lucille Mae (Burger) Chaffee. Ken was united in marriage to Teresa Ann Curns on October 18, 1998 in Farwell. Ken was a very avid fisherman and was also fond of hunting.
Surviving is his loving wife, Teresa Ann Chaffee of Farwell, three daughters: Alicia Curns of Harrison, Stacey Wood of Farwell and Dusty Chaffee of Mt. Pleasant, five sons: Kenneth Hiffner of Mt. Pleasant, Roger Chaffee also of Mt. Pleasant, Darrin Curns of Lake, Jeffrey Wood of Farwell and Kyle Chaffee of Mt. Pleasant, father and mother in law, Elmer and Judy Curns of Harrison, four sisters: Darlene Bigford and husband Frank of Barryton, Michigan, Ruth Bywater and husband Bob of Kentucky, Jan Chaffee of Texas and Rachel Parker and husband David of Mt. Pleasant, one brother, Donald Chaffee of Mt. Pleasant, four grandchildren: Gabby Chaffee, Anthony Chaffee, Emmie Curns, Max Eli and his future grandson, Carter James Curns, three sisters in law: Tammy Parker of Lake George, Betty Miller of Texas and Nikki Meinhardt and husband John of Cadillac, Michigan, three brothers in law: Elmer Curns Jr. and Toni Howey of Lake, Rob Curns and wife Angie of Houghton Lake, Michigan and David Miller of Georgia, many nieces, nephews and cousins, Ken’s good friends, Chad and Dave and all of his loyal fishing buddies. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Danielle Parker.
Funeral services for Mr. Chaffee will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Jerry A. Williams officiating. Visitation will take place Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m until time of service. Burial will be in Lincoln Township Cemetery, Lake George. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Chaffee may be considered to: Teresa A. Chaffee. To share an online memory or condolence with Ken’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Chaffee are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.