Kenneth L. Eilerman

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SIDNEY - Kenneth L. Eilerman, 62, of Cecil Road, Sidney, passed away of natural causes following a brief illness on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2013, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born September 23, 1950, at Sidney, to Lawrence and Claribel (Simon) Eilerman.
Ken is survived by a brother, Russell and Beverly Eilerman of Sidney; two nieces, Megan Eilerman, of Sidney and Jodi (fiance Chris) Eilerman of Tampa Bay, Fla.; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins; and a very special friend, Sherrie Phillis, of Fort Loramie.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
A 1968 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Mr. Eilerman went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves for a brief period during the Vietnam Era. He was retired from Crown Equipment in New Bremen and had also been engaged in grain farming. Ken was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Fort Loramie Racing Club and the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355. An avid sports fan, Ken followed the Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds and NASCAR without exception. He enjoyed Eldora and Shady Bowl auto races, Thursday night league bowling, farming, grooming the lawn and his dog "Lucky." Ken was also supportive of community activities.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or Fort Loramie Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed at


Published in Sidney Daily News on May 19, 2013