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Ben (Bernard) Paul Kossenjans, 24, of Lexington, KY formerly of Independence, KY and Columbia, S.C. passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Ben was a graduate of Covington Catholic High School and the University of Cincinnati, while at U.C. he was active in Collegiate Ministries of Cincinnati. He enjoyed swing dancing, computers and religion. Ben is survived by his wife Lydia Joy (Parks) Kossenjans; his parents, Wilhelm and Rose Ann Kossenjans. He also leaves behind his brother, William (Letitia) Kossenjans and his sisters, Maria and Christina Kossenjans. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, William and Phyllis Lunnemann, as well as, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Grant and Nellie Parks. He will be missed by his nephews Chase and Andy and his niece Keagan. Visitation will take place on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Another visitation will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. Pius X Church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41001, Collegiate Ministries, 2715 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220, Online donations can be made to Vericast Network at: www.vericast.net, or Catholic Answers, 2020 Gillespie Way, El Canon, CA 92020. Online condolences to: middendorf-funeralhome.com
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2013