Kenneth Hugh Phillips, age 72, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning August 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 17, 1944 in Three Rivers, Michigan son of the late Russell W. and Marie (Hasbrouck) Phillips. Ken resided most of his life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1962. On February 5, 1991 he married Sue Ann Sprister Harmon in Las Vegas Nevada. He retired from the State of Michigan M.D.O.T. following 33 years of dedicated employment. At the time of his retirement he held the position of superintendent of highways. Ken was an avid golfer who played anywhere he could. He played every year at Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, Gulf Shores Alabama and a special golf trip to Ireland. He was also an accomplished bowler, bowling a perfect 300 game and an 800 series. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 17 years: Sue Ann; one son: Craig (Angie) Phillips of Fennville; one daughter: Cris (Phil Dunn) Phillips of Kansas City, Missouri; two step-sons: Matt (Jayne) Harmon of Sturgis and Jason (Jakki) Bibb of Comstock; one grandson: Cody; four granddaughters: Megan, McKenna, Breckyn and Annika; one sister: Ann Gustafson of Edwardsburg and nieces and nephews. In accordance with Ken's wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to honor, remember and celebrate the life of Kenneth Phillips will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, August 26th the Cedar Lake Golf Course 3355 E 700 N Howe, Indiana. The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 in honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ken's memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.