Kenneth A. Beaudoin, age 82, of 1617 South 16th Street, Escanaba, passed away Thursday afternoon June 28, 2012 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.
Ken was born February 9, 1930 in Escanaba the son of Amede Joseph and Marie (LaPointe) Beaudoin. He was raised in Escanaba where he attended St. Anne Catholic Grade School and graduated from the Escanaba High School in 1947. Following graduation, Ken attended the Cloverland Business School in Escanaba.
Ken served his country in the U.S. Navy and Reserves from 1947-1951. In 1951, during the Korean Conflict, Ken joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea until 1953. Following his Honorable Discharge, he was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Medals, and the United Nations Service Medal.
He returned to Escanaba and was employment at the Red Owl Store Grocery. Ken married the former Joyce L. LeRoux at All Saints Church in Gladstone on August 6, 1955. They made their home in Escanaba where they raised their four children. Ken was employed with the U.S. Postal Service from 1962 until his retirement in 1992.
Ken was a very active member of the St. Anne