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John Robert Kendall

April 28, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI



Thursday, July 15, 2021
11:00 AM EDT

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Capri Christian Church
111 E. Hilo Street
Naples, FL 34113
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409

Please have all flowers delivered to the Van Andel Arena loading dock, bay 4, 130 Fulton St. W 49503 on Wednesday July 14, 2021 between 3-5PM

Late Deliveries accepted Thursday July 15 9-10 AM

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Life Story / Obituary


President & CEO of DK Security and former United States Marshal went to his heavenly home on April 28, 2021.

John, 78, is survived by his wife Carri, his children, Kathryn, and Johnny, and his six grandchildren: Kendall, Nick, Steven, Michael, Ali, and Zack. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly.

John Kendall had a distinguished career in law enforcement that spanned 32 years. His career included 13 years as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Michigan, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. He received five outstanding and distinguished service awards from two United States presidents and three attorneys general. Before becoming United States Marshal, he served as Undersheriff of Grand Traverse Country, Michigan, and Chief of Police of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Additionally, he was in the United States Air Force serving his country during the Vietnam War.

He founded DK Security in 1995 with the late Robert DuHadway. DK Security provides security services and investigations to clients across the state of Michigan and Ohio. Led by John’s visionary leadership, DK Security is among the 50 largest security companies in the United States.

He was a man of deep faith, filled with a passion for family, friends, and DK Security.