Kenneth L. Tippel, 66, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012.|
Ken was born in Canton, Ohio on September 20, 1945 to parents John and Esther Tippel. Ken was self-employed, owning and operating several businesses over his lifetime. He was a man of many talents who loved to work on his house and cars. Ken liked gardening. He loved his family and enjoyed genealogy and learning more about his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Karen L. Tippel and his children, Kenneth Tippel II, Mark Tippel, Melody (Jim Greenwell) Hamby and Jessica K. Dunn. Surviving also are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, John M. Tippel, David H. Tippel, James (Bonnie) Tippel; brothers-in-law, John Maguire and Chuck Maguire; and sister-in-law, Cathy Tippel. Ken will also be sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Norman; and sisters-in-law, Wanda Maguire and Sheila Maguire.
Family will receive friends on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, with Pastor Ernest Kemphill officiating. Final resting place will be Maple Grove Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
The family would like to thank Hospice of VNS, home nurse Gloria Mitchell, the nurses, aides and volunteers at Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn for the excellent care and compassion given Ken.
Memorial contributions in Ken's name can be made to The
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 20, 2012