Kenneth Allen Wooster, age 86, of Alpena passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

Ken was born in Kinde, Michigan to the late James and Clara Wooster (Brown) on Nov. 11, 1933. Ken graduated from Alpena High School in 1952. He was then hired on as an apprentice crane operator at Hunkin McDowell that started and developed Stoneport/Presque Isle Corporation Quarry. Ken was then hired by the quarry at startup. He held numerous positions at Stoneport, Presque Isle Corp., ending his career as quarry foreman when he retired 50 years later.

Ken’s first love was horses. For 66 years Ken lived on an 80-acre ranch near Cathro, where he built the largest indoor riding arena in the area, which was named Stoney Acre Stables. The name was changed to K & L Quarter horses after 36 years. Ken was involved with all aspects of raising and training horses, specializing in Quarter Horses. With many accolades and championships, Ken built a lasting reputation in the business and his name will remain synonymous in the horse industry. He traveled Michigan, judging at many shows and fairs.

Ken is survived by his three sons, Mitchell and his wife Kathy, Timothy and his wife Lee Ann, and Kenneth JR and his fiance Amber Gauthier, three grandchildren: Elijah, Yvonne, Sophie “Claire”, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Beatrice, Lewellyn, Jean, and Elaine, brothers, Ernie, Charles, James and Keith.

Cremation arrangements have been handled by McWilliams Funeral Home. A private graveside memorial service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be registered at mcwilliamsfh.com.