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photo of ken triemstra KENNETH A. TRIEMSTRA
June 16, 1939 - April 8, 2016

Triemstra, Kenneth A. 6/16/1939 - 4/8/2016 Portsmouth, NH Ken Triemstra passed April 8, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI, June 16, 1939, the son of Martin and Mildred Triemstra, who have both predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Virginia Lee and her husband, Richard, of Richland, MI; and their children Gary Lee and wife Marianna, Randy Lee and wife Paula, Stephen Lee and wife Cindy. His sister Judy Hand, of Grand Rapids, Michigan and her husband, Larry and their children Diana and husband Jesse Pahman and David Hand as well as many grand nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many friends in the New Hampshire seacoast area where he spent his retirement. Ken loved his country and chose a career in the United States military defending it. He served in the Air Force, retiring in 1980 after 22 years of service. He served in several parts of the world including, Scotland, Germany, Okinawa, Taiwan, Vietnam and several stateside postings. His service was decorated with unit awards and medals of commendation and excellence, including the RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm and The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. A service of remembrance was held at the American Legion Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Interment will be at Mt Everest cemetery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
photo of triemstra headstoneMT EVER-REST MEMORIAL PARK SOUTH
KALAMAZOO, MI

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