Kenneth Bernard Tebbe

TOIVOLA – Kenneth Bernard Tebbe, 76, a resident of Bay City and Toivola, died Monday, December 12, 2016, in Bay City.

Ken was born in Detroit, on July 15, 1940.  He grew up in Toivola and was a 1960 graduate of the Jeffers High School in Painesdale.

After graduating high school, Ken served in the U.S. Navy reserve forces before working as a Tool and Die maker. He was proud to have made parts for the Apollo Missions and the Voyager Missions that left the solar system, as well as the tooling which produced the first baking pans for the Twinkies snack cakes.

Ken was a member of the UAW Local 455, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Eagles, an experienced licensed private pilot and he flew numerous Wings of Mercy flights but these pale in comparison to his love of the U.P., eh!, especially the town he grew up in, Toivola.  Throughout his life, he tried to move back home several times. He is now home to stay.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Norris Tebbe; mother, Judith Penannen; step-father, Leonard Penannen; and his brother, Frank Tebbe.

He is survived by his sons, Charles B. (Susan) Tebbe, Steven Tebbe and Thomas Tebbe; the mother of his children, Eve-Christine Tebbe; grandson, Charles D. Tebbe; and many close friends and relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the Mountain View Mortuary in South Range, with Pastor Bucky Beach to officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in the Toivola Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the  charity of your choice are welcomed.

Arrangements are being handled by Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at antilafuneral.com.