William “Glen” Kiger

September 17, 1927 ‒ June 30, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio


MANSFIELD: William “Glen” Kiger passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.  He was a young 92.

Glen was born September 17, 1927 in Holbrook, PA the son of the late John and Hazel (Morris) Kiger.

After high school, and as soon as Glen was of legal age, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Japan during the post WWII occupancy and his regiment worked tirelessly mapping Korea.  Glen often talked about being stationed very near General McArthur’s headquarters, but never got the opportunity to meet him personally.

On December 27, 1949 he married Phyllis Jean Robey with whom he raised a family of three children and was blessed to be wed to for 70 years.

A gifted salesman, he worked for Penn Line Service, Goodale Auto and Truck Parts, Warren Turf and Shafer Valve.  He was proud to have completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and implemented his skills in everyday work.

Dedicated to the Lord, Glen was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for over 50 years serving as an elder and in other leadership roles.  A ferocious reader, Glen believed that God’s pleasure was in reading the Word each and every day.  In addition to his Bible, Glen read hundreds of books and craved reading at least a book or several a week.

He enjoyed camping, kids and grandkids in tow on the next adventure. Some of the fondest memories shared were camping and tubing at Mohican.  He and Jean traveled extensively enjoying Hawaii, London, Paris, California and Arizona.  Glen was also a primo party planner, putting together little gatherings for his family and their friends.

Most of all, Glen was a people person.  He practically interrogated folks with a great desire to get to know them personally.  He never missed an opportunity to share with others the love of our Lord and to tell them about Jesus our Savior.

He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Jean Kiger, a brother Ron (Gaila) Kiger of Westerville; children Terri and Jerry Buettner of West Bend, WI, Toni and Dave Clapper of Atherton, CA and William Todd and Stephanie Kiger of Lexington, grandchildren Benjamin (Leigh Ann) Harrington, Bethany Joy Harrington, Jonathon (Stacy) Buettner, Michael (Kylie) Clapper, Lauren Teel, Nathan (Jessica) Kiger, Sarah (Jason) Whitesel, Luke (Erica) Kiger and Julia (Adam) Shonkwiler; great grandchildren Connor, Addison, Payge, Chayse, Addyson, Raiden, Cali, Jordyn, Willow (on the way), Ella, Finley, David, Daniel, Samuel, Noah, Lucas and Abigail; and extended family and friends in Christ.

In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by brothers Dean Kiger and Lawrence Kiger and a great grandson Shayne Clapper.

Friends may call Friday, July 3, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm in Westwood Alliance Church, 396 Willowood Dr. East, Ontario.  Guests are encouraged to bring a mask and maintain social distance for the protection of the family and other guests.  Pastors Luke Miller and Doyle Peyton will officiate.  Burial with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Donations in honor of Glen may be made to Westwood Alliance’s Great Commission Fund.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Glen’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Dear Jean and family, I was saddened to hear that Glen had passed. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all. Love, Kathy (Hershey) Bohland

  • Dear Jean and family,
    We are praying for your whole family.
    May The Lord grant to you the Peace that passes all understanding, and the Comfort that only Our Sweet Savior can give.

    With love and prayers,
    Judi and Norris Erickson

  • Kiger Family,

    Remember all the good times. Glen will live on forever in your hearts. Hugs and prayers are being sent to all of you from Iowa.

  • Jean,. So sad to learn of Glen’s passing. He always had a smile and a kind word. Will be praying for you 🙏❤️❤️

  • From the entire staff of Freedom Caregivers, we are deeply saddened to have say goodbye to Mr Kiger. He was such a fun, loving spirit and will be greatly missed. We will all cherish our time with Glen and Jean, and our prayers are with the whole family.

  • I’m Dave and Edna Eyerly’s youngest daughter, Angela.

    The Kiger’s were our neighbors my entire life, they were by far the most happy, loving and kindest family ever. I have many fond memories of them over those years.

    What a beautiful tribute you have for your husband and father!!

    My sincerest sympathy to you Jean and our prayers for the family and grandchildren that will miss their Grandpa.

  • Dear Jean and family, we grieve with you, but not as those who don’t know our Wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”.God mourns at the death of His Saints”, and peace and comfort come to us in knowing He was there with Glen to the very end, and walked him home to his new life!

    Our sincerest sympathies Jean and Family

  • Dear Jean and Kiger family,
    I am so sad to hear that my wonderful old neighbor, dear friend and at times a fill in father (when my parents traveled in the winter) has passed away! I know my parents and all my siblings loved him very much! We had a great relationship and when you moved from the Hanley Rd house we were so sad. I have fond memories and glad I got to know him as a very kind and loving Christian man! You will all be in our thought and prayers during this difficult time!
    I’m Christian Love,
    Melani Eyerly