Passed away on Sunday morning November 11th, 2018 at Borgess Hospital with his family at his side. Ken was born January 25th, 1930 to Howard and Cleo (Ryder) McBride on the McBride family farm in Hopkins, Ml. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Helen Amborski on October 2nd, 1954. Ken proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he was educated in the refrigeration trade. He continued this trade upon his return, working and retiring from Tony's Refrigeration. Ken was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener, spending much of his time at the Pole Barn with his family He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren all he knows, whether it be taking his grandsons on their first hunting trip, or how to fix just about anything around the house. He also loved a good ball game, spending much of his retirement in the stands of the many sporting events of his grandchildren, rarely missing a game. In recent years, you could find him tapping the local maple trees to make his family an endless supply of maple syrup! Ken was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Dan (Ann) McBride, Maurice (Phyllis) McBride and Ruth (Dale) Lyth; Martha Siedel, who raised him following his mother's death at his birth, and his best friends and neighbors of 60 plus years Harry & Helen Johnson and Eleanor Woodhams-Heikes. Surviving is his wife of 64 years, JoAnn; their children, John McBride, Sally (Rick) Berner, Tom (Connie) McBride, Mike (Pam) McBride, and Jill (Wally) Schneidenbach, all of Kalamazoo, along with 14 Grandchildren, 9 Great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Arlene (Rich) VanEizenga, the entire Johnson family and Harold Heikes, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was the best husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial services will be held 1 o'clock Friday from the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th St. Friends may meet the family 4-7pm Thursday at the chapel. Private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission where Ken would often take his garden vegetables and many turkeys, or the charity of your choice. Please visit Ken's personalized web page for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. www.langelands.com.