William H. Kornhaus
March 25, 1927 ‒ October 06, 2021
William Henry Kornhaus, age 94, passed away October 6, 2021, at the Waterford in Mansfield under the care of OhioHealth Hospice. He has reached his Heavenly home where he is with his wife, Mary, and his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
Bill was born in Orrville, on March 25, 1927, the oldest of three children and the son of Alvin Russell & Mary (Shoup) Kornhaus. He was raised on a farm southeast of Orrville and was a 1945 graduate of Dalton High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the Army during World War II and his honorable discharge came while he was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He continued his education at Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Science.
One blind date at a bowling alley changed Bill’s life when he met his future wife. On January 25, 1963, he married Mary Kathryn Davis and though the -17°F weather gave him cold feet, he happily married his sweetheart. Together the couple had three children and celebrated 55 years of marriage. Bill was dedicated to Mary through her battle with Parkinson’s until she passed away in 2018.
Bill worked 34 years for the United Telephone Company (later Sprint, CenturyLink) as an Outside Plant Engineer. Bill was faithfully committed to serving his church, Lexington Grace Brethren. Over the years he held positions with the finance commission, and as a deacon, elder, small group leader, Sunday school teacher & superintendent, and an usher.
Travel was a big part of Bill’s life and he was blessed to visit all 48 contiguous United States. One mission trip to Haiti was particularly memorable. Other hobbies included stamp & coin collecting, Sudoku & puzzle solving, and oil painting.
He is survived by children & their spouses Bruce A. & Sarah Kornhaus of NY, Mark W. & Jennifer Kornhaus of FL, and Susan M. & Scott Stombaugh of IN; 16 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; his sister Dorothy Burkholder of Pickerington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Kornhaus; a grandchild; and his brother James Kornhaus.
His family will receive friends on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue Chapel (2553 Lexington Ave in Mansfield) where a funeral celebrating his life will begin at 12 noon. Pastor Nathaniel Foote will speak with burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Contributions in Bill’s memory may be sent to Lexington Grace Brethren Church, 215 W Main St, Lexington OH, 44904, or brought to his services.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Lexington Avenue Chapel is honored to serve Bill’s family. Share a message with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com