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RUSSIA — Kenneth F. Monnin, of Russia, Ohio, beloved husband to his loving wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Meyer) Monnin, died very peacefully at his home on July 10, 2014.

Ken was born in Russia, Ohio, on March 3, 1933, to Wilfred and Bertha Monnin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Rose (Monnier) Monnin, brother Edwin Monnin, and grandchild Augustus Monnin.

Ken is survived by his 11 children: Jeanne (Mike) Jarvis, of Dayton, Ohio, David (Mary) Monnin, of Plain City, Ohio, Douglas (Susan) Monnin, of San Antonio, Texas, Daniel Monnin, of San Antonio, Texas, Dale Monnin, of San Antonio, Texas, Dean (Malissa) Monnin, of Columbus, Ohio, Julie Monnin, of Chicago, Illinois, Jodie (Dave) Chapman, of Columbus, Ohio, Janelle (Todd) Ruhe, of Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer Kocher, of Columbus, Ohio, and Janet Monnin, of Chicago, Illinois. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren: Garrett, Kenlee, Amanda, Alyssa, Arianna, Anabella, Chloe, Henry, Michael, Macy, Marina, Ethan, Alex, Addison and Andrew. Dear brother to Shiela (Monnin) Peterson, the Rev. Robert J. Monnin and Gery (Jane) Monnin. Loving brother-in-law to Sister Della Mae Meyer, Connie (Chuck) Steinke and Dick (Debbie) Meyer and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Ken served in the Korean War as an air traffic controller. He was a successful entrepreneur, establishing Dayton Door Sales in 1961 and served as president of DODA (Door & Operator Dealers Association). Ken was an active parishioner of St. Christopher Parish in Vandalia, which included president of Boosters Club, Board of Education, and working on many parish activities such as festival, bingo and a sports coach. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and VFW. After Ken retired from Dayton Door Sales in 2008, he spent time vacationing with family and friends, camping, and was a loyal fan to the Dayton Flyers and Cincinnati Reds. Above all, he was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 435 E. National Road, Vandalia, Ohio.Visitation will be Monday, July 14, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Christopher Church. Interment will be at St. Remy Cemetery Russia, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Christopher Church. Online condolences may be shared with the Monnin family at

Published in Sidney Daily News from July 11 to July 12, 2014
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