Kenneth Charles “Ken” Frisby

March 10, 1941 ‒ July 20, 2017

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Kenneth Charles “Ken” Frisby, 76, of Ontario, passed away Thursday morning, July 20, 2017 in Mill Creek Nursing Home in Galion.

The son of Gariet and Nellie (Lykins) Frisby, Ken was born March 10, 1941 in Shiloh.  He graduated from Mansfield Senior High Shool in 1959, and later graduated from Ashland College earning a bachelor’s degree in business.

In 1959 Ken first met Marilyn Workman, and a couple years later the two were married in 1961.

For 40 years, Ken worked for PPG.  He retired as a quality control technician.  For 9 years, Ken then worked for Hedstrom in quality control.

He was a member of the eagles, and served on the Crestline Village Council for 27 years.  Ken enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing poker.  He also enjoyed trout fishing especially in Pennsylvania.  An avid reader, Ken’s favorite genre was history.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Frisby of Ontario; daughter and son-in-law Robin and Dave Metz of Galion; grandchildren Jonathan Horning, Brittney Horning and her boyfriend Andrew Perez; great grandson Elias Perez; two brothers and sisters-in-law Dan and Linda Frisby of Marysville and Jerry and Clair Frisby of Georgia.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Don Frisby and infant brother Lawrence Frisby.

Ken’s family will receive friends Sunday evening July 23, 2017 from 5-7pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Monday at 11am.  Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ohio Health Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

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  • I am sorry for your loss Mrs. Frisby and family Ken was a very nice and friendly guy I enjoyed talking to him every day at Millcreek when I worked there as the laundry girl REST IN PEACE

  • Ken was my boss for many years at PPG. I really enjoyed working for him, and learned so much from him. Just 2 days ago, I was thinking that I need to go and pay him a visit. Sorry I missed you, but will see you on down the road. God bless you and comfort your family and friends.

  • Dear Marilyn and Robin,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that Ken is no longer suffering and is with you every day, watching down over you. For the last several years, I’ve thought of Ken and Marilyn as almost a second family. I am going to miss his bright smile and soft blue eyes, and his kind ways. My prayers for Ken’s family in your grieving process!

    Much love,
    Marjorie Blankenship

  • Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  • Dear Marilyn, Robin and family

    We will always remember Ken as a friendly and kind person, a true family man. His love for you will always be in your hearts. Praying and thinking of you. Love, Rick and Edyta