KENNETH A. BYERLEY, 80, formerly of Yoder, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Born July 20, 1933, in Allen County, he was a son of the late Lester and Gertrude (Rapp) Byerley. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired from Dana in 1996 as plant superintendent. He was a member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. He enjoyed spending his time fishing and farming. Surviving family include his daughters, Cheryl (David) Reinking and Kristin Byerley; grandchildren, Nicholas and Emilie Reinking; siblings, Wayne (Kathleen) Byerley, James (Tammy) Byerley, Joan (Dean) Doctor, and Karen (Chuck) Chaffee; and brother-in-law, John Forehand. He was also preceded in passing by his wife, Norma Jean (Springer) Byerley, in 2012; and sister, Sharon Forehand. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Burial in St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Thiele Road or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. To leave condolences, visit elzey-patterson-rodak.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 26, 2014