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Kenneth C. Gorsuch, age 92, of Wauseon, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Swanton Valley Center in Swanton. He was born on May 27, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Herthel and Lula (Ruger) Gorsuch. On January 26, 1947, he married Jean A. Lawrence, and she preceded him in death in March of 2002. He then married Rosetta Nofziger on February 14, 2003, and she survives.
Ken loved farming, owned his own construction business, Gorsuch-Demaline Construction, and worked for Jeep as a supervisor for 30 years: At the age of 80 Ken & Rose opened Rose's Family Cafe, much to the enjoyment of family and community.
Kenneth kept very active during his life. He was the treasurer for Wauseon FISH for 20+ years, an active member of Zion United Methodist Church - serving on the administrative board, chairman of the Pastoral Parish Committee, a trustee, teaching Sunday school, and maintenance of the church. He loved to golf, play cards (especially Pepper), gardening and yard work, fixing things (especially with duct tape), being at the lake, going to Florida, coffee and ice cream, and was a business guy. Kenneth loved people – especially his grandkids. His family describes him as a collector of “stuff”. He would often say it’s all for sale, but never sold a thing.
Left to cherish Kenneth’s memory are sons, Tom (Jess), Tim (Jackie), and Terry (LuAnn); grandchildren, Heather (Brian), Jeremiah (Rebekah), Anna May, Jerusha, Ryan (Hydie), Justin (Jenna), Carrie, Aaron (Natalie), and Jeanette; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; step-sons, Randall Nofziger and Russell (Hannah) Nofziger; step-daughters, Rowena (William) Downing and Rachelle (Fred) Ziegler; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Clevenger, Ruth Ann (Richard) Barber, and Marcella (Don) Linn. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a granddaughter, Jennifer Gorsuch; and a brother-in-law, Jim Clevenger.
Visitation for Kenneth will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at Zion United Methodist Church, 4533 County Road 11, Wauseon, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 11:00 AM, also at Zion United Methodist Church, with Pastor Don Krieger, officiating. Interment will precede services at 10:00 AM at the Zion Cemetery, also on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Kenneth’s memory directed to Ohio Living Hospice, Swanton Valley Center Memory Care Unit, or the Zion United Methodist Church. Those wishing an online condolence may do so at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been honored with Kenneth’s care and arrangements.
Swanton Valley Center - Memory Care Unit
401 W. Airport Hwy., Swanton OH 43558
Ohio Living Hospice
1730 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo OH 43614
Zion United Methodist Church
4533 County Road 11, Wauseon OH 43567