Kenneth A. Lusardi, age 70, of 537 North 18th Street, Escanaba, MI passed away Monday morning June 28, 2010 at his residence in Escanaba following a lengthy illness.
Kenneth was born September 20, 1939 in Gladstone, MI the son of George John and Mae Elizabeth (Thorbahn) Lusardi. He was raised in Escanaba and moved to California where he was a 1957
graduate of San Bernadino High School. Following graduation, Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves until his honorable discharge in 1965.
Kenneth was united in marriage to the former Judith Ann Dubord on December 30, 1961 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Escanaba. They made their home in Escanaba where they raised their 3 children. Kenneth had worked for Harnischfeger Corporation before working as a firefighter for the city of Escanaba. He later graduated form N.M.U. police academy and continued to work for the city of Escanaba until he retired in 1993 after 26 years of service. Judith preceded him in death on August 4, 1997.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Jean (Martinson) Nault on March 1, 2003 at the St. Anthony Church in Wells. They resided in Escanaba and also spent the winter months in Apache Junction, AZ.
Kenneth was an active member of St. Anthony/St. Thomas Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was also a retired teamster. His hobbies included motorcycle riding, traveling, going to the casino, playing cribbage, and Mario Party on the Wii.
In addition to his wife Jean, survivors include:
Son: Tony (Rochelle) Lusardi of Brighton, MI
2 daughters: Monica (James) Lund of Cornell, MI and Leilani (Robert) Bourdeau of Escanaba, MI.
3 step sons: John (Amy) Nault of Gladstone, Dan (Christina) Nault of Howell, MI and Marvin (Joan) Nault of Wilson, MI.
Step daughter: Denise (Marvin) Adams of Escanaba.
2 brothers: Charles (Sarah) Lusardi of Hillsboro, Oregon and Dan Lusardi of Santa Ana, CA.
18 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and 1st wife Judith Ann, 2 brothers, Robbie and George Lusardi, preceded Kenneth in death.
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughtfulness.
Lani, I am very sorry to here about your father. I will miss seeing him around. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear about uncle Kenny. I know he’s in a better place surrounded by loved ones. Love to you Tony, Mony, Leilani and families.
Jeff, Kathy, Tony, Maria Parlato
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time of loss of your father. Your father was a very respected man, he raised a remarkable family, and he was a great example of how God, and Chruch, can affect our lives in a positive manner. I will always remember coutnless times talking with your dad before and after mass at St. Anthonys. Your dad, and mom, will be fondly remembered. I send my most sincere condolences to you and your sisters.
Jean and Family.
WE are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. What a great friend he was to Bobbie and me. Whenever he would come to AZ, we would always make it a date to have dinner with Ken and Jean.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I will never forget Ken’s great smile and visits.
Blessings on all of you..