Kenneth Keiner, 87, Wooster

Kenneth K. Keiner, 87, of Wooster, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Horn Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Apple Creek, the son of Ezra and Bessie Finley Keiner, and married Norma J. Smith on Nov. 8, 1946. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2010.

He retired as a security guard from Buckeye Container after several years of employment, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the African Middle Eastern Theatre and the European Theater. He was awarded a purple heart.

He was a member of Wooster United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his children, Sharon (Bruce Arbogast) Lowe and Scott Keiner, both of Wooster and Larry (Linda Cumpson) Keiner of Millersburg; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dwight and Kenneth Ray; and a sister.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, assisted the family.

Contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

The family extends a special thank you to Horn Nursing Home for their care and compassion while he was a resident there.

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