Kenneth James Ives, Jr.
- February 10, 1931 - May 21, 2012
- Wakeman, Ohio
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“We extend our sympathy to all of our Ives/Jackson/French relatives on the loss of Uncle Kenny. He was a quiet friendly presence at all our family...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: darrell and kathryn french - OH
“To the Ives Family: Our sincerest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Love, Dennis and Tina Davidson
2 of 6 | Posted by: Christina Davidson - Oberlin, OH
Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John, Julia, Johnnie &...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: John Weniger - Peninsula, OH
So sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tanya Knoble - Amherst, OH
“Dear Wilma and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband/father. May the memories you have of him help you through this difficult...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Fisher - Amherst, OH
“Wilma and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ken. Although it has been many years since we had worked together at Pretzer's. I will always...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Fred Beech
Kenneth James Ives, Jr. passed away on May 21, 2012 in the presence of his loving family. Born February 10, 1931, he lived in the Oberlin and Kipton area.
He graduated with the class of 1949 from Camden High School and also attended Findlay College before joining the United States Navy serving his country in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. While stationed in Moffett Field, CA, he played baseball and basketball for the Navy. Upon his discharge from the Navy he worked at the Kipton Quarries. Later he was employed by Pretzer and Company as a bank auditor for 26 years and also worked at Cedar Point for six years as a wood carver of shore birds and Old World Santa's.
Kenneth loved his antique cars and trucks and enjoyed going to flea markets. He was a member of the Black River "A" Ford Club, Penn Ohio "A" Ford Club, National Wood Carvers Association and the Antique Bottle Collectors Association. He served in the Village of Kipton as clerk and mayor, also on the zoning board and council.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma (nee Jackson); their six children, Kathy (Keith) Davidson, of Grayson ,GA, Debra (Chris) Buchs, of Wakeman, OH, Judith Karney, of Avon, OH, Diana (Dennis) Fredriksen, of LaGrange, OH, William (Fran), of Wakeman, OH and James, of New London, OH; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, John (Janie) of Thorton, WV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Ives Sr. and Katherine (nee Clark) and sister, Eleanor Jordan.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be left for the Ives family at www.dovinreberjones.com