Kenneth Curtis Harrison, 82, of Houghton Lake passed away on Thursday July 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born on December 25, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio to Kenneth and Laverne(Meyers) Harrison. He moved to Houghton Lake with his parents in 1943, where his family owned and operated Ken's Bait Shop for many years on Houghton Lake's south shore. Ken graduated from Houghton Lake High School. On September 10, 1960 in Harrison Township Ken married Kathleen Ann Miller. He worked for Blakely Carpeting and Supply from which he retired. Ken spent all his life in the place he loved most, Houghton Lake, enjoying the outdoors and being an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving Mr. Harrison are his loving wife of 60 years, Kathleen Harrison of Houghton Lake; two daughters, Melody Morgan of Lake City, and Michelle Harrison of Ishpeming; son, Michael Harrison of Southgate; granddaughter, Katie Harrison of Green Bay, WI; Step Brother, Ray Bushbaum of Dayton, OH; several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, and step brother, Dean Bushbaum.

Celebration of Life Services for Kenneth Curtis Harrison will be conducted by the family at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Ken are asked to be directed to the family. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at