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Paul Henry Kose


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Kose Paul Henry Kose was born November 17, 1921 in Lima, OH to the late Peter and Agnes Kose. He was a 1939 graduate of Flushing High School in Flushing, OH. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 as a 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Battalion. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1947 in Business Administration. He retired after 40 years from Ross-Willoughby Co., Columbus, OH in 1987. Paul married Margaret Mechling on August 19, 1945 in Glenford, OH. He was a charter member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington where he served as President, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the Pickerington Historical Society, Pickerington Senior Center, and a life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen and his sister Evelyn Tolbert. Paul is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Mechling Kose; children, William (Kay), Robert (Joan), Thomas (Debbie), and David (Billie); grandchildren, Bradford (Jessica), Douglas (Elizabeth), Kristi, Jon (Sarah), Benjamin (Nichele), Alexandria, and Kristopher; great-grandchildren, Anabel, Adeline, Nate, and Isaac; brother, Karl; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may visit from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147, where a funeral service will follow on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior. Interment at Highland Cemetery in Glenford, OH at 2 p.m. Arrangements by the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul's memory to Epiphany Lutheran Church. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 3, 2017
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