Allen “Al” Kingseed

July 11, 1935 ‒ December 31, 2018

Galion, Ohio

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Allen “Al” Kingseed, 83, of Galion passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born July 11, 1935 in Seneca County, Ohio and was the son of Carl Edward and Claudia Madge (Allen) Kingseed. Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Unckrich) Kingseed whom he married on September 9, 1961.

He is a 1953 graduate of McCutchenville High School and later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1961. Al proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline and had worked as Vice-President and Treasurer of the former American Steel Grave Vault Co. in Galion from 1966-2004.

Al loved his Galion community and served on many boards including being past president and member of the Galion Area Betterment Commission, Galion Community Improvement Corporation, Galion Area Chamber of Commerce, Galion Community Hospital Board and North Central Ohio Health Care System. He was a 20 year member of Toastmasters International, achieving the Able Toastmaster Designation and serving as District 10 Governor for Northeast Ohio, life member of the Galion Elks Lodge BPOE 1191 and past board member of the Galion Boosters Club and Galion Community Center YMCA.

In 1978, Al started cooking “Al’s Roast Beef” at the Pickle Run Festival for many years. More recently, he enjoyed being the “grill master” on Friday’s at Phil’s Deli in Galion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Lisa L. (Brad) Reed of Dublin; sons Brent A. (Stacie) Kingseed of Galion and Mark W. (Diane) Kingseed of Saint Claire, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren Natalie Reed of Dublin, Joshua Reed of Bremerton, Washington, Madison and Matthew Kingseed both of Galion, Zackary and Evan Kingseed both of Saint Clair, Pennsylvania; brother Kevin J. (Mary) Kingseed of Tiffin and sister-in-law Betsy U. (Roger) Beaudet of Galion.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother David V. Kingseed; brother-in-law Capt. William F. Unckrich and father-in-law and mother-in-law Ferd and Betty Unckrich.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Diana Seaman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society serving Crawford County, Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline or the Galion Community Foundation for William F. Unckrich Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Al Kingseed, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Kingseed. Lots of fond childhood memories with you all. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Stacie and family so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • DOUG AND I ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF MY COUSIN ALLEN. I ONLY HAVE MEMORIES OF LONG AGO AT GRANDMA ALLEN’ S HOUSE. I WAS QUITE YOUNG WHEN HE AND MARY LYNN MARRIED, BUT I REMEMBER IT CLEARLY. TO THIS YOUNG GIRL IT WAS LIKE A FAIRY TALE. HE WAS SO HANDSOME AND SHE SO PRETTY!
    MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AS THEY MOURN HIS PASSING. I WILL BE PRAYING THAT GOD’S LOVE AND WARMTH COVER YOU AND HELP TO EASE YOUR SORROW.

  • Dear Family & Friends… It was my privilege to know & share some time with Al Kingseed.. I will always remember Al, as being one of the charter members of the breakfast & coffee group @ Mo’s in Uptowne Galion, for his work with the Galion YMCA, Pickle Run, Galion boosters & Chief grill master @ Phil’s Deli…I will remember Al, as an outstanding businessman & proud Galion citizen.. Please understand, none of us who ever crossed Al’s path, will never forget him… RIP Al Kingseed, you will always be remembered as a class act… Sincerely Davey Jones WQEL/WBCO

  • I’m so sorry for your recent loss. My deepest condolences to your family. Death of a loved one is never easy to endure, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Continue looking to God and you will always find comfort in him (2 Cor 1:3,4). He will soon destroy the enemy of death (1 Cor 15:26), and He will soon return our loved ones to us through the resurrection (John 5:28,29). Please visit JW.org and search “When Someone You Love Dies”, it helped me through some difficult times and I hope you can find comfort in it also.

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

  • I am so very saddened to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to Mary, Brent and family.

  • To the Kingseed and Unckrich Families,
    When you think of Al, the words that come to mind are kind, humorous, and friendly. Al served his community in ways that many were unwilling to serve. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Al.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Dearest Mary and family,
    It is now 2:30 pm on January 3 and I have just learned of Al’s passing, and noted the funeral is now going on at Richardson-Davis. Susan and I are so very sorry to hear of Al’s passing. We know he had been in failing health for some time but, even if you knew the exact time of a loved one’s passing, you can never really be ready for that time. Please accept our deepest sympathy and, had we known earlier, would have been at the funeral home to personally deliver our condolences. Needless for any more people to say, Al was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know him. God rest his soul and may God comfort all of you on your loss.

  • Dear Mary and family;

    Please accept the entire Cecil family’s condolences on Al’s passing. He was a wonderful “guy”.

    Marty Cecil and children.

  • Dear Kingseed Family,

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Kingseed’s passing. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Tena Eyster

  • To Mary and the family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Al. My deepest condolences to all.
    He will always be remembered for his amazing “Al’s Roast Beef sandwiches” at the Pickle Run.
    Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Hugs to you Mary.

  • Dear Brent, Lisa & Family:
    It has been decades since we last saw each other/talked (high school), but after hearing from my dad (Dan) that your father passed away, I wanted to convey my most sincere condolences. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.” Take care.

  • We sincerely wish you comfort at this time of your sorrow. Having known Al for so many years we will miss him too. We will always remember his “Al’s roast beef” so good! Will miss his input in so many areas.