Kenneth L. Harwood, Age 83; of Lakeland, FL passed away on January 27, 2021.

Ken was born in Michigan Center, MI on September 25, 1937 to Glenn and Mary (Crownover) Harwood. He attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI and later earned a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Ken taught and was the varsity track coach at New Haven High School for several years before starting his own business. He had a successful career as a State Farm Insurance Agent for 32 years. He truly was a “Good Neighbor” to all of his clients. Upon retirement, Ken kept busy between his homes in West Branch, MI and Lakeland, FL. He was an avid golfer and runner, recording eight hole-in-ones and five marathons.

Ken is survived by his wife Judith, brothers Dwight Harwood and David (Alice) Harwood, daughters Stacy (Lee) Visbara, Jodi (Ken) Wencel and son, Scott (Kim) Harwood. Stepdaughters, Tricia (Brian) O’Donnell and Tracy (Doug) Bartos. Loving grandchildren, Cathy (Jason) Srock, Michael, Mitchell, Mackenzie, Nicholas, Brady, Lauren and great-grand daughter, Isabella. Ken was predeceased by his parents and wife, Ilona.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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