He enjoyed boating, fishing, vintage cars, his Harley and spending time with his friends and family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son and uncle who loved his family.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 55 years, Laurel (nee Schuping); daughters, Darlene (Chris) Adelman and Kathy (Chris) Stricklett; grandchildren, Brandon (Lindsey), Ashlei (Martin), Brett (Jessie), Matthew and Ben (Jen); great grandchildren, Sophia, Grant, Zoe, Violet and Bentley; brother, Patrick and sister-in-law, Delores.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Richard and Donald; sisters, Dorothy and Mary Ann.
Friends may join the family for visitation Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2 to 8 P.M. at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Road, (1/2 mile South of Route 303), Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12 Noon at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1800 Station Road, Valley City, with a visitation one half hour prior at 11:30 A.M. (please meet at the church). Interment will follow at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, 232 Northland Drive, Medina, OH 44256-1533.
Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com