Kenneth Paul Genest

  • Born: March 3, 1932
  • Died: July 8, 2018
  • Location: Clinton Township, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

GENEST, Kenneth Paul. July 8, 2018. Age 86. Beloved husband of Sharon Hielscher Genest (nee: Southwell) for 42 years. Proud and loving father of Lisa Genest, Amy Friend, Evan Genest (Meg), April McLean (George), the late James Hielscher (Michelle), Gene Hielscher (Leeta Deford) and William Hielscher (Anna). Proud and lovnig Papa of his grandchildren Matthew, Maya, Myles, Breanna and Emily and his great-grandchild Lydia. Dear son of the late Arthur and Mildred Genest and brother of the late Richard Genest. Kenneth proudly served in the United States Army. Visitation Thursday, July 19 from 9am until 11am funeral service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment, Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the ALS Foundation or the Paralyzed Veterans of America are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ken and I were married 42 years and 5 months. Am I bad...type o

Posted by Sharon Genest - Clinton twp, MI - spouse   July 23, 2018

My thoughts go way back to our attending Trinity Episcopal Church together and my daughter and Ken's daughter Lisa became best friends when they were just wee little children and are still devoted friends to one another. Kim's father, Ron Hudson and Ken were devoted friends and served on the Vestry together at Trinity. Our Love, sympathy and Gods Many Blessings. Charlie and Wilma Spivey

Posted by Charles and Wilma Spivey - Lillian, AL - Friend   July 20, 2018

I Love You Dear Husband. 44 years and 5 months, we prayed we laughted, we cried together. Life was a good trip. See you when I get home.

Posted by Kenneth Genest - Clinton twp, MI - spouse   July 20, 2018

Ken was a wonderful neighbor and a gentle, brave man. He always had a pleasant disposition and took the time to have a nice chat with his neighbors. He will be missed, he certainly was a bright spot in our community. My deepest sympathies to Sharon, family and friends. I am sure Ken will be sending blessings from above.

Posted by Susanna Michaels - Neighbor   July 19, 2018

I will miss my dear neighbor Ken. 9 years ago when I moved in he was the first person who came to say hello and welcomed me on the block. He walked his dear dog Preia a few times a day and would stop at my court yard gate so Preia could say hello to my dog. Ken is such a gentle, kind, gentleman. Always a smile and a wave to say hello. May God bless his wife Sharon, family and friends with strength and good memories of Ken during this time of grief.

Posted by Rita Lozon - Clinton Twp., MI - Neighbor   July 18, 2018

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Posted by Evan Genest - Family   July 17, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. My sincere condolences to your entire familiy.

Posted by Rose Bokuniewicz - Clinton Township, MI - friend   July 15, 2018

Sending my deepest condolences to you Mrs. Genest and your family.

Posted by Jeanette Lovelock -Turpin - MI - Family Friend   July 14, 2018

So sorry I cannot be there for this special man and his wonderful family! Love to all

Posted by Marie Gough - Hollister, CA - Family Friend   July 10, 2018

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