|Kenneth L. Sterling|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:00|
Kenneth L. Sterling, 90, of Marion and formerly of Cygnet, died at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Partners of Marion Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Marion.
He was born on December 26, 1922, in Cygnet, to the late Wilbert "Bert" Clarissa (Winterhalter) Sterling. He married Mildred M. West on October 11, 1944, and she preceded him in death on September 28, 1994. He later married Patricia Dibling and she also preceded him in death.
Ken is survived by his son, Kevin (Nadine) Sterling of Marion; his daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Houdashelt of Stone Creek, OH; his step-daughters: Angela (Robert) West of Toledo and Teresa (Richard) Smith of Florida; his grandchildren: Kyle (Jamie) Sterling, Amanda (Benjamin) Zucker, Brian (Amy) Houdashelt and Bradley (Abby) Houdashelt; and his six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Bowers and his half brother, Walter Sterling.
Ken was a retired farmer and had worked for the Ohio Agriculture Research Center.
He was a member of the Portage Chapel United Methodist Church and Wood County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and caring for his apple trees.
A private family graveside service will be held in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, with Reverend Howard Mayne officiating. A funeral service will be held at a later date at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.
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