Kenneth Stephenson

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TIPP CITY — Kenneth E. "Ken" Stephenson, age 70, of Tipp City, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Born on April 10, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio, to Orville and Margaret (Francis) Stephenson. He is preceded in death by parents; mother and father in-law, Shirley (Evans) and Don LaSage, Grand Rapids, Michigan; his wife Elizabeth "Libby" (LaSage); his sister Ruth Ann Simon Versailles, Ohio and brother-in-law Mark LaSage Grand Rapids, michigan.

He is survived by his son, Jason Stephenson, at home in Tipp City; his daughter Melissa "Missy" and son-in-law Mike Laskowski and grandsons Evan and Nathan of Naperville, Illinois; his sister, Mary (Al) Prenger, of Minster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Kathy (Ed) Karr Eden Prairie, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Judy LaSage Caledonia, Michigan; brother-in-law, Brian (Jana) LaSage Parrish, Florida; and nieces and nephews, Teresa, Dennis, David, Stephanie, Amy, Mike, Katie, Betsy, Maranda, Michael, Christopher, Kimberly, Kristin and Lauren.

Ken was a 1965 graduate of Houston High School. He enjoyed his work at Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. as manager of Global Laboratory Support Air Conditioning Division. He enjoyed the outdoors and worked tirelessly in his yard and garden. He was passionate about the game of basketball loyally watching his son Jason's every practice and game. He enjoyed boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. He also was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and enthusiast of the motorsport drag strip racing and raced for a time in his earlier years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 753 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, Ohio beginning with a gathering of friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m., with his cousin, the Rev. Tom Schroer, as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Ken to Ohio's Hospice of Miami County.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371.

A private family burial will take place in June at Pine Lake Cemetery in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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327 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 17 to May 18, 2017