Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Kenneth Wayne Brandsma, 76, of Kennewick passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at Kennewick General Hospital.
He was born in Everett on April 8, 1930 to Roelof and Lyda (Wouters) Brandsma. Ken received his education in Sunnyside. On June 27, 1981 he married LaVerne "Jeanne" Nelson in Sunnyside. Ken worked with an insulation business and later went to work for Home Improvement Products in Yakima, and then BiState Siding and Window Company until he started his own business, Quality Siding and Windows and later All Exteriors Inc. He and his wife worked together day and night to make their business work.
Ken was a fun loving, easy going man that loved people. He loved football and wouldn't miss seeing a Seahawk game. Ken traveled in any weather condition to many Cougar games and also to see his son coach on the coast. Ken loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (LaVerne) Brandsma; his daughters, Mrs. John (Kathi) Paul of Sunnyside, Mrs. Douglas (Deborah) Schreiber and Mrs. Lester (Cheryl) Schreiber of Grandview; his sons, Karst Brandsma and wife, Irene, of Everett and Keith Brandsma of Decatur, Ala. He is also survived by four step children, James Nundahl of Apple Valley, Minn., Randall Nundahl and wife, Myel, and Allyson Nundahl, all of Kennewick, and Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Willis of Hanska, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home.