Kenneth Dwight Spaulding

Kenneth Dwight Spaulding, 54, had a massive heart attack and entered Heaven on March 3, 2006.

He was born on May 21, 1951 to Rayford and Irene Spaulding in Sawyer, Mich., both preceding him in death, along with his stepdad, Ace Pattillo, and his brother, Peter Spaulding.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda (nee Hess). They married on July 14, 1973.

He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Willard and Eleanore Hess; three brothers, Jerry Morris (Pat) of Hollypond, Ala., Fred Spaulding (Connie) of Michigan City, Ind. and Mike Spaulding (Diane) of Yuba City, Calif.; four sisters, Charlotte Burbridge of Auburn, Wash., Connie Cyphert (Dan) of New Carlisle, Ind., Bonnie Herrygers (Howard) of Muskogon, Mich. and Kathy of Florida; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, Aunt Agnes (Bill) Van Antwerp of Indian, Aunt Mildred (Al) Cox of Oregon and many friends.

Kenneth served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1972 as a chaplainís assistant.

He later attended Bob Jones University in 1972, and then the Maranatha Baptist Bible College from 1973 to 1978, graduating with a masterís degree in theology.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not for me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." II Timothy 4:7, 8.

A funeral service to honor Kenneth will be held on Thursday, March 9, at noon at First Baptist Church, 224 Butternut St., West Bend, with Rev. Bruce Dunford officiating.

Visitation will be at the church only on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at noon.

Burial will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered to Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, P.O. Box 1177, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403, or First Baptist Church.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family