Ken R. Thurlow, 63, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan on Saturday, October 4, 2014. He was born in Gladwin on April 12, 1951, the son of Guy & Veda (Dick) Thurlow. On July 8, 1972, he married Joyce Cronk in Gladwin. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Vietnam Era. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, where he not only farmed, but was also owner of Thurlow Auction Services Inc. He was a member of the Michigan Auctioneers Association as well as the National Auctioneers Association. He leaves his wife of 42 years, Joyce Thurlow of Gladwin to cherish his memory. Also surviving him are his children: Kable (Janelle) Thurlow of Gladwin; Brenda (Joseph) Inscho of Gladwin; Constance (Brock) Hetherington also of Gladwin. Their children gave them 6 beautiful grandchildren; Kelsee, Kole, Khloe, Klaire, Heidi and Scott; brother: Gayle Thurlow of St. Johns; sister: Joyce (Steve) Fortuna of Haslett; brother: James (Linda) Thurlow of Gladwin; sister: Connie Brent of Okemos; as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother: Elwood Thurlow. Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and a Memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Sam Wilson and Military Honors performed by the V.F.W. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:00 P.M. at Sage Township Hall, Gladwin, Michigan. The family will receive friends at the hall from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service. Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy in Kenneth’s memory are asked to consider the Gladwin County 4-H Program. Arrangements are in the care of Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin, Michigan.