He worked as a farmer, milkman for Reiter Dairy, and an independent truck driver. He loved planting his garden each year and sharing with family and friends. You could always rely on him for a quick joke and a hearty laugh.
He is survived by a daughter, Beth Ann (Jim) Kisela; son, Michael (Cindy) Carrier; grandchildren, Erin Kisela, John and Daniel Carrier; two great grandchildren; and sister, Kathleen (Jim) Hastings.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anita; and sister, Joan Kratzer.
A private memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Arden Courts of Bath and Hospice, of Medina County, for their kind and wonderful care.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256 or at:
Arrangements by Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi (330-948-1122). Online tributes may be left at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com