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Wesley King

   Wesley King, 78, of Midland and former Gladwin resident died Saturday morning, August 5, 2006 at his home.

   He was born Feb. 9, 1928, son of the late Lewis M. and Edna (Hemminger) King in Rockwood, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in accounting, and had served in the United States Air Force, Office of the Auditor General, stationed in Germany.

   On Aug. 27, 1950 he married Betty Pletcher in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Wes retired from Dow Chemical Company in January, 1986 after 30 years of service as an accountant. His accomplishments include having received the first Hixon Award from the Gladwin County Kiwanis Club, recipient of the Gladwin County Kiwanis Club Presidential Commendation, donating 113 units of blood, and helping to establishing Gladwin County’s first recycling program. Memberships and past service positions include the Board of Clement Fire Association, Butman Township supervisor – Gladwin County, United Way Board of Gladwin County, Board of Michigan Baptist Homes, Inc., former Gladwin Kiwanis Club president and former chairman of the Republican Party of Gladwin County.

   Surviving in addition to his wife Betty, is his daughter Cheri Standfest of Midland; son Doug (Jacquie) King of Midland; grandson Joshua (Tracy) Kruse of Dallas, Texas; great-grandson Jaden Joshua Kruse; three sisters, Jennie (Al) Prince of Newark, Ohio, Laura (Ernie) Wirsing of Saginaw, Florence (Fred) Nicholson of Hilliard, Ohio, and his brother Mesmore (Betty) King of Alabaster, Alabama.

   Memorial services will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Gladwin with Pastor David Sprang officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Christ the King Lutheran Church building fund, 600 S. M-18, Gladwin, MI 48624 or the Gladwin Kiwanis Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ware- Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.

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{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 07/21/1920. Name: Henry Clay Arnce}
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