Dwight (Ike) Thomas Atterholt
WOOSTER: Dwight (Ike) Thomas Atterholt, 79 of Wooster died Sunday October 7, 2012 at Samaritan Regional Health System where he had been a patient since last Tuesday with pneumonia. He was born June 25, 1933 in Ashland the son of Edgar Leo and Golda Ardana Brubaker Atterholt.
He grew up in the Mohicanville area and graduated from the Jeromesville High School class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy
Reserve for one year (1951)
and then two years of active duty in the Mediterranean on the U.S.S. Randolph aircraft carrier during the Korean Conflict
Dwight worked for General Motors
at the Mansfield/Ontario plant for 36 ½ years in skilled trades as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1992.
Dwight loved to be outdoors, whether it was cutting
wood, mowing grass or just "potting around" as he called it. He enjoyed playing games and cards with family and friends, doing puzzle books, and traveling with his wife Kathy.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Amstutz Paullin Atterholt, whom he married May 12, 1976; three daughters, Debra (Chris) Arnold of Olivesburg, Cindy Dove of Ashland, Lori (Bob) Haley of Ashland, a son; Jeff (Barb) Atterholt of Ashland; a step-daughter, Vicki Sue Paullin of Jeromesville; eight grandchildren, Timothy (Kelsy) and Megan Arnold, Jillian and Trevor Haley, Philip and Steven Keller, Anna Marie Goodwill, and Dustin Atterholt;two step-granddaughters, Sheyanna Paullin and Kaley Bess; four great granddaughters, Hadley Marie Keller, Isabella and Alexis Keller and Czarina Keller; two brothers, Stanton (Evelyn) Atterholt of Loudonville and Paul (Joy) Atterhold of Conesville; and a sister, Lillian Raubenolt of Jeromesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clayton Atterholt; and two daughters, Linda Lee Atterholt and Kelly Renee Keller.
A Celebration of Life service will be 4:30 PM October 11, 2012 at Mohicanville Community Church with Pastor Mike Nicholson officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday October 10, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mohicanville Community Church 343 State Route 95 Jeromesville, OH 44840.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com