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Kenneth John Dombruski

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Kenneth John Dombruski, age 82 of Clinton Township, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born December 10, 1936 in Warren Township, Michigan, son of the late John Joseph and the late Bernice Viola (nee: Hornfisher) Dombruski.

In sharing this brief bio of Kenneth's life, the first & foremost place to begin just has to be the mention of the love he shared with his soul mate, Barbara. When Cupid's arrow pierces the heart, age is of no consequence,…as was the case with Kenneth & Barbara. He was just 16 years old when they met, and she a mere 13 years of age. Yet even in their early youth, there was no question that they were destined to be together,…and together they were for 65 wonderful years. Following their season of courtship, Ken & Barb shared their vows on July 5, 1958 and began their lives together as Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Dombruski. Blessed with four beautiful children, the lovebirds would go on to build upon the comforts of home and hearth and grow deeper in love with each passing day.

For those who knew Ken, they'll easily attest to what a hard worker he was and the standards of excellence he placed upon himself. This would have been quite necessary during his early years of employment in the tool & die industry. Over time, Ken decided to change up his places of employment, but would ultimately retire as an armored truck driver for the Brink's Corporation.

When he was able to find some time away from work and the responsibilities at home, Ken was known for being quite the outdoorsman who loved getting back to nature. Escaping the concrete jungle for a bit of Michigan's backwoods experiences provided Ken with untold pleasures and a sense of what life was meant to be. While on his outdoor ventures, one of his favorite activities was deer hunting. Like many of his fellow hunters out there, Fall couldn't come soon enough each year. And amazingly, Ken's deer hunting adventures were enjoyed right up until 2016 when he was 80 years of age. The outdoors also called upon Ken's prowess as a fisherman, another of his favorite things to do. Always in search of that "Big One" to brag about, the other aspect he enjoyed about the sport was the peacefulness and serenity that seemed to accompany the moments between the action.

Since most of his "pastime pleasures" revolved around sports, there just has to be a mention of his love for the game of golf. Nothing says fun quite like a sunny day on the links with someone special, and Ken knew those pleasures well. Like seeking that Big One in sport of fishing, the game of golf presented its own holy grail,…the infamous "Hole-in-One,"…a quest that Ken embraced each time he hit the course. But really, it was simply about sharing the experience with others and, perhaps, a bit of competition mixed in as well. The other sport in which Ken was an eager participant was the All-American game of bowling. Get a bunch of friends or league mates together, throw down some adult beverages, then hit the alleys,…it was a recipe for the perfect bowling event, and Ken ate it up with extreme elation. With the grand hope of reaching that elusive "300 Game,"…Ken was simply overjoyed to spend some time on the alleys with family or friends alike.

When it came time for watching his sporting pleasures on television, his passions seemed to turn towards the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings. Two iconic teams, each with their own rich history, that was just part of the "Sports in the 'D'" that brought Ken some immense watching satisfaction and fulfillment,…other than, of course, the handful of channels on TV that catered to the outdoorsy guys and their varied realms of entertainment.

Aside from the excitement his sports provided,…for all intents and purposes, Ken was renowned for being a quiet and reserved kind of guy that really didn't possess the desire to engage conversationally, but would catch you off guard every once in a while. With his sedate personality, Ken would occasionally surprise the heck out of you with his unique sense of humor,…like the day he came around the corner clad in his Sponge Bob boxers. He could definitely be a "hoot!"

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ken was truly a "family man" who cherished the loved ones that God had placed in his life. He treasured each moment in their company making memories to last a lifetime, and leaves behind a legacy of love that is sure to be embraced with each reflection shared. Ken touched a multitude of hearts and souls on this side of Heaven,…may he, now, rest in peace on the other side, together again with his beloved Barbara.

Kenneth was the beloved husband of the late Barbara, and dearest father of Randy (Jenell) Dombruski, Diana (Kevin) Bastian, Melissa Carter, and the late Danny Dombruski. Loving grandfather of Amber (Steve) Trachsel, Nicole Bastian, Jessica (Kevin) Parsons, Danielle Dombruski, Kenny (Jamie) Dombruski, Jaclyn (Rafal) Siekierka, Chelsea (Brandon) Hahn, and Michael Carter. He was also the cherished great-grandfather of Delaney, Adalena, Eliana, and Aria. Brother of John (Helen) Dombruski, and the late Joyce (the late Bill) Saladyk.

A Memorial Service for Ken will be held on Friday, March 22nd at the Woods Church – Warren Campus, 14300 Thirteen Mile Road in Warren. The family welcomes guests for a Memorial Visitation from 10:00 am until time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 am.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Woods Church-Warren Campus, 14300 Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48088. (

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren.

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