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Kenneth A. Byerley

June 26, 2014

    Kenneth A. Byerley, 80, passed away, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. 
    He was born July 20, 1933, in Allen County to the late Lester and Gertrude (Rapp) Byerley. 
    He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired from Dana in 1996 as plant superintendent. He was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. Kenneth enjoyed spending his time fishing and farming. 
  Surviving family members include two daughters, Cheryl (David) Reinking and Kristin Byerley; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Emilie Reinking; four siblings, Wayne (Kathleen) Byerley, James (Tammy) Byerley, Joan (Dean) Doctor and Karen (Chuck) Chaffee; and a brother-in-law, John Forehand.  
    Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean (Springer) Byerley in 2012; and a sister, Sharon Forehand. 
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne.
    Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian, and one hour prior to services at the church. 
    Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 
    Online condolences may be made at

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