Kenneth James Myles

Tawas City, Michigan
October 6, 1940 - September 30, 2018


A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Elks Club from 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Kenneth James Myles
Age 77, a lifelong resident of Tawas City, Michigan died on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility. He was born the son of George and Avis (Kilbourne) Myles on October 6, 1940 in Tawas City, Michigan. Ken graduated from Tawas Area High School Class of 1958, then he attended Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in the studies of Economics and Sociology. Shortly after his college graduation, Ken was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant with the United States Army ROTC and was stationed for a deployment in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Ken enrolled at Wayne State University and in 1968, he graduated with his Juris Doctorate Degree. Ken was elected as the Iosco County Prosecutor in 1968, before he passed his Bar exams. He filled the Prosecutor position until 1973, and then decided to open his private practice in law. Ken also was a partner in several entrepreneurships in the Tawas Area, including the former Holiday Inn. Aside from his business ventures, Ken was an avid enthusiast of the water and the sports that go with it. He loved powerboating, sailing, and fishing. He also enjoyed hunting, farming, and quietly reading. Ken had a passion for history, especially studying the events of World War II. For many years, he was heavily involved with the Iosco County Historical Society Museum. Ken will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his son, John (Jessica) Myles; brother, Bruce (Joyce) Myles; sister, Marlene (Greg) Huck; sister in law, Beverly Myles; 1 granddaughter, Madeline; and several nieces and nephews. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Kay Myles, and 1 brother, Del Myles. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will host a celebration of his life at a later date to be announced. Ken was very proud of his Tawas Area Community and always had a desire to witness succession of the vital volunteer groups that are the heart and soul of the area. In that respect, those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to consider a memorial donation to the Iosco County Historical Society, Iosco County Humane Society or a local charity of donor’s choice. An online guest registry is available at


Iosco County Historical Museum
405 W. bay Street
East Tawas, Michigan 48730

Iosco County Humane Society
3881 M 55
Tawas City, Michigan 48763


Oh John Allen, I am so, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Your mom, dad, Larry and I shared many adventures bringing joy and laughter to our lives. I only remember your day with happiness!! Hopefully, he and Larry are sharing jokes and snickers together up there.
— pat ribiat
This Man . . . was like a 2nd Father to me . . . always there for me from ice cream as a juvenile to legal help as an adult . . . I will miss you so so much Kenny 😞 Love to you Always 🙏🏻 and I pray you are at peace 😢
— Baby Wendy
I was always thankful to you for taking a chance & hiring me back in 1972. Rest well Ken. My condolences to your family.
— Dawn Cross
Rip Ken . Always a friendly. Funny man. You'll be missed. Prayers to family.
— Sue taylor
RIP Ken, a very good man. I worked with him while I was on the Sheriffs Dept in the 70's and he was prosecuting Attorney. He will be dearly missed. Condolences and prayers to his family.
— Ronald Larsen
"Rest Well Mr. Myles"
— Patty Sterling
Only decent attorney I ever met. Told it like it was, and that was that. Condolences to his family.
— Mary Dorcey
Fond memories, wonderful professional relationship, good mind, good guy.
— Joel Piell
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend but will be sure to think of all of my Ken stories, laugh and toast him with a fine aged scotch. When we were in Tawas my wife, Amy, and I would have lunch with Ken nearly everyday along with my dad and brothers. Ken was always so fun to banter with. We rarely saw eye to eye on political matters or on our favorite MAC school. But regardless he always treated us with warmth, kindness and respect. I will always love him for that and the decades long friendship he shared with my dad. I will miss him. So to take one more jab at him mostly to see his responding sly smile in my minds eye - Go Broncos! RIP Ken. ❤️ John and family you are in our hearts as you cope with your loss and come together to celebrate Ken. I hope you find comfort in the laughter and joy that will certainly fill the room at the cocktail party.
— Michele & Amy Martin-Tyler
I had the privilege of knowing Ken and his family as a teenager and young man. Some of my greatest memories were at his house spending time with all of them. He was always very kind and willing to help others. He will be missed greatly and remembered fondly.
— Jason Woelke
So sorry to hear this. He always made me laugh and not just because he called me “kiddo” long after it was accurate.
— Chris Juarez
RIP Ken, Thanks so much for all your years of input at our ICHS, all your hard work will be appreciated for years to come.
Our sincere condolences to John and the family.
Sincere thanks ICHS Pres. Sandy Oesterling and Oard Members!
— Sandy Oesterling
John..I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad..I had for many years a wonderful work and friend relationship with Kenny. He was a intelligent and good humored man. Had so many laughs with him. I will greatly miss him...
— Brenda Bullock Verlac
John Allen, very sorry for your loss. Uncle Kenny was always dear to my heart. As a kid, he let me drive his corvette that he just bought down monument road. Too young for a license but not to young to gave a thrill. He would come over to our house in his bathrobe in the morning for breakfast. He was such a riot and such an incredibly generous man. My mom later bought a vette and I drove it with license and now that I’m long in the tooth, I finally bought one myself. I only wish I had one more opportunity to take Uncle Kenny down monument road and show him what a 508 hp Lingenfelter Corvette can do, I know I would hear his laugh again. I am amazed at so many people’s stories how he made them feel so special. I think that is the takeaway life lesson.
— Tim Huck

Condolences to you and your family. Your dad was a friend of my very dear late husband, Bob Cabble. No doubt Ken and Bob had many good times together; especially, during their high school years. Bob was in the class of '59. I always thought very highly of your dad. God bless you and your family. May Ken rest in peace.

With deepest sympathy,

Ronnie Cabble
— Ronnie Cabble
Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the memorial
I have many fond memories of working for Ken and he will be greatly missed
My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones
God bless
— Shelley Huntly
John Allen,

I am so sorry for your loss. I would always seek out your father at functions we would attend and spend as much time as possible with him. I enjoyed his wit, humor and intelligence so much. I will always hold dear the memories of the camping trip, sailing, skiing, pheasant shoots and on and on. He will truly be missed.

Bob Busch
— Bob Busch
Unfortunately I am unable to attend the memorial service
I have many great memories working for Ken
My prayers are with his family
— Shelley Huntly
So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Parts of the Myles family were not close and Ken reached out to us and his concern for our family showed what a fine man he was. We will always treasure the genealogy/family tree that he prepared. I wish we had a chance to know him and his loved ones better. Truly, James Myles (son of Gordon A. Myles).
— James myles
Dear John, we were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a caring man and reached out to our family in Essexville during times of loss in our lives and we so appreciated that. We truly regret not having the chance to have him and all of our Myles cousins more present in our lives. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ann Myles Fletcher ( daughter of Gordon Myles).
— Ann Myles Fletcher
Dear Myles cousins,
On behalf of our mother Mary Myles( wife to Gordon Myles) who is 91 and living with us out here in Co, we wanted to extend our sympathies and condolences on Ken's passing. He made an effort to keep in touch occasionally and I had a few very nice phone conversations also with him. It truly was our loss not to have known him and all the extended family better and in our lives so long ago. Sincerely, Kathy Myles Clapper ( daughter of Gordon Myles)
— Mary Myles and Kathy Myles Clapper
John, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a fine person, excellent lawyer and a true friend to so many. We will miss him as I'm sure so many will. We were court reporters for many years in the Tawases and dealt with your dad in his professional capacities, but most of all, we also considered him a true friend. He was wise, straight-forward, witty, sometimes expressing dry humor, but he was "the great Ken Myles" and will truly be missed. God Bless you and your family and hold onto all those great memories--there are many... Again, our condolences... William & Anna Gray
— William O. Gray
Just yesterday I was noticed about Ken's death. I am so sorry for his passing. He hosted me twice: 1970 (january/february) and 1973 (january), both at his old address at Tawas City (306 Third Avenue). Rest in peace, Ken. My condolences for his family. Manoel Lima, Jr, from Recife, Brazil.
— Manoel B. A. Lima, Jr

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