Kenneth D. (Ken) Kimmel was born May 1934 on a farm near Arlington Ohio to M. Guy and Dorothy E. Kimmel.
He graduated from Arlington High School and then attended Ohio State University
His father had a multi purpose farm and he worked with his father until he was about 22 between attending college and working.
He was transferred to Akron Ohio in a management position in 1962 and then met his future wife Betty J. Ralston and they were married in 1967.
Ken then was hired by General Tire and Rubber Company in management and the company was bought out by Continental Tire AG and he retired from the company in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Betty and parents M. Guy and Dorothy Kimmel.
He leaves his son, Michael (Sharon) and Cody. He also leaves siblings; Janice I. Staley (Jerry) and Rhea J. Morris (Gary) and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle) with Rev. Matthew Wooster officiating.
Interment will be at Tallmadge Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Remembrances may be made to the First Congregation Church of Tallmadge, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge, OH 44278 330-633-3350