REED CITY — Ken Brocker, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, just 19 days shy of his 72nd birthday.
He was born at home in Grand Rapids on Nov. 28, 1941. He is the son of Ernest (Dutch) and Dona Brocker. As a small child, his family moved to Chase, and later to Reed City. A worker right from the start, Ken did his chores before going to school each morning. While at school, he made up a book and did a report on it. When the teacher tried to find the book, he explained that there weren't many in print and he didn't know what happened to his copy! He got an A! He had a fabulous imagination.