Kenneth H. Loescher

November 25, 1937 ‒ January 21, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Kenneth H. Loescher passed away Sunday morning, January 21, 2018 in Oak Pointe Nursing Center surrounded by his family. He was 80.

He was born November 25, 1937 in Shelby to parents Roy & Irene (Weaver) Loescher. After he graduated from Shelby High School with the class of 1955, he proudly served his country by joining the US Air Force. Kenneth then went on to marry a young lady, Roberta Jean Phipps, on October 21, 1961 and the pair went on to have two children.

Kenneth worked at Armco Steel, where he worked for several years until retiring. He was also very active in the American Legion, AMVETS Post #26, 40 et 8 as a past Chef De Gare du, Mansfield Owls, Lexington Shelby Elks as past exalted ruler, Sons of Herman, and the Mansfield Liederkranz. In spare time, he took pleasure in golfing and staining glass. Kenneth was also an avid blood donor, donating 130 units of blood.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Roberta Jean Loescher; children Brad (Deanna) Loescher and Linda (Steve) Black; grandchildren Kylee Black, Anthony Alonzo, Brian Black and Kara Black; great grandchildren Alexis Alonzo, Kennedy Black and Kavan Black; and his sister Barb (Duane) Andrews.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his siblings Vic Loescher, Jeanette Wagner, and Eleanor Kemph.

The Loescher family will receive friends Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Finefrock Chapel, where the 40 et 8 and Lexington Shelby Elks Ceremonies will take place at 6 p.m. A funeral service honoring Kenneth’s life will be held Friday January 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Pastor Doug Pretorius will speak.  A private burial will take place in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in Kenneth’s memory to Alzheimer Association may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Brad, Linda and Roberta
    Ken was an energetic man that entertained us often at the Elks. He had some get one-liners. Cherish your fond memories of him. My condolences to your family