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Kenneth J. Estep
June 10, 1937 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Kenneth J. Estep, 86, of Tiffin, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at the Willows of Tiffin.
Kenny was born June 10, 1937, in Tiffin to the late John Kenneth and Evelyn Dorothy (Kiesel) Estep. He married Marietta (Miller) in Tiffin on December 23, 1972 and she survives in Tiffin.
Other survivors include Marietta’s loving family and many nieces and nephews.
Kenny was a family farmer all of his life. He was a 1955 Old Fort High School graduate. Kenny obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying and working on planes. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army where he achieved the rank of CW4 Commission to Warrant Officer. After leaving the Army he went into their Reserve program where he was part of the Tiffin and Fremont Units as well as the Toledo USAR School #2087. He continued working for the Army well into his late seventy’s.
Kenny was very involved with his community. He was a Seneca County Commissioner, where he helped design and build the Seneca Jail, Crosswaeh, Washington Street, Market Street, Perry Street Bridges and the Old Fort Bridge being one of his favorites. He was a Clinton Township Trustee, a Clinton Township Volunteer Fireman and was the last original member of the fire department. He was on the Board of Directors at Tiffin Farmers Co-Op where he physically helped build the elevator and was one of the original founding members of Morrison Lake. He was involved with Masonic Lodge, Union Grange, Boy Scouts Executive Board, Izaak Walton League, Scottish Rite & Shrine, Seneca County Farm Bureau and the Reserve Officers Association. Recently he became an honorary member of the Seneca County Trustee’s and Clerk’s Association.
Funeral services for Kenny will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2023 at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin.
Visitation for family and friends will also be held on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services on Saturday, at Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department.