November 1, 1949 - October 28, 2018
Kenneth Michael Zrioka (Ken), was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 1, 1949. He was the son of the late John and Mildred (Letavish) Zrioka. He attended Schafer High School in Southgate, MI and was a graduate of the class of 1967. On October 22, 1977 he married the former Lauren Pluff at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Catholic Church in Rockwood, MI. Married for 41 years, the couple would become parents to four daughters and have two granddaughters. Ken was a devout Catholic and a devoted Detroit Tigers fan. He also enjoyed deer hunting up north every season with his Uncle. Early on, Ken also had a passion for motorcycles which included a membership with the American Motorcycle Association. He once took a trip across the U.S. to Yellow Stone National Park with his beloved Red Kawasaki motorcycle and nothing more than his backpack, sleeping bag and canteen. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was stationed in Vietnam from 1969-1970 and Fort Hood, TX through 1971. He was employed with Ford Motor Company at the Woodhaven Stamping plant as a Machine Repairman for over 30 years until retiring in 2001. Ken, age 68 of Carleton, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father John and his mother Mildred. To cherish his memory he leaves his wife: Lauren of Carleton; daughters Megan (Rob) Raker of Newport and their children Madeline and Sydney; Erin Zrioka of Carleton, Sarah Zrioka of Carleton and Jenna Zrioka of Monroe; and brother, John Zrioka of Ypsilanti, MI. Friends may gather from 2:00-8:00pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Carleton Chapel with a rosary service at 5:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Catholic Church in Rockwood, MI on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:30 am. He will lie instate from 10:00 am until time of service. Father James R. Rafferty will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Mary Catholic Church of Rockwood or the VFW of Carleton, MI.
Kenneth Michael Zrioka (Ken), was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 1, 1949. He was the son of the late John and Mildred (Letavish) Zrioka. He attended Schafer High School in Southgate, MI and was a graduate of the class of 1967. On October... View Obituary & Service Information
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