Kenneth “Ken” E. Kaminga
August 7, 1927 – August 1, 2016
Obituary for Kenneth “Ken” E. Kaminga
Mr. Kenneth E. “Ken” Kaminga, age 88 a resident of Auburndale passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Kaminga was born August 7, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to William and Wilma (Ouding) Kaminga. Ken and his wife Margaret moved to Auburndale in 1971 from Kalamazoo. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Ken was the owner/operator of Ken’s Citgo in Auburndale for many years. After retiring from the Citgo he went to drive a school bus for Polk County Schools, which he enjoyed. After retiring from driving a school bus, Ken decided to work at Kersey Funeral Home as an attendant, greeter and friend. He attended the First Baptist Church in Auburndale, was a member of the Model A Antique Car Club in Auburndale, volunteered at many Auburndale Schools and mentored with Anchor House Ministries in Auburndale. Ken enjoyed telling stories, jokes and loved talking to people. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife – Margaret; 2 brothers – Lou Kaminga and Norman Kaminga; 2 ½ brothers – Bob Goodrich and Phillip Goodrich. Ken is survived by his loving & devoted family; 3 Sons: Michael Allen (Sandy) Kaminga of Dearborn, MI. Donald Lee (Terry) Kaminga of Romulus, MI., Ronald Lee (Chris) Kaminga of Winter Haven, 2 Daughters: Barbara Jo Kaminga of Auburndale, Karan Ann (Bill) Henderson of Toronto, Canada, Brother: Don (Elaine) Kaminga of Rockport, TX., ½ Brother: Paul J (Aline) Goodrich of Bradenton,Special Aunt: Rena “Aunt Babe” Ouding of Auburndale, 12 Grandchildren: Kenny, Jill, Amie, Jessica, D.J., Jamie, Rhonda, Heather, Alicia, Tara, Laura & Micah, 14 Great Grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations in Ken Kaminga’s name to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL. 33823.
A Service Was Held AUG 5. 11:00 AM at First Missionary Baptist Church, 406 Main Street, Auburndale, FL, US, 33823.