Farming Rural 09

Kenneth Paul Okuley

June 18, 1941 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 78)


Kenneth Paul Okuley age 78, of Holgate, died Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Defiance In-patient Hospice Center surrounded by family. 

His Legacy… Kenneth was born June 18, 1941 to Paul J. and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Okuley in New Bavaria.  He graduated from Miller City High School in 1959.  On August 11, 1962 he married Jeanette Emma Wehri in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida.  He was a farmer, enjoyed carpentry and was a part time truck driver.  Ken was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel, Hamler and the Disciples of Christ.  He enjoyed playing cards and hunting and fishing with friends and family.

His Family… He is survived by his loving wife Jeanette; children: Lynette (Herbert) Behrman, Hamler, Diane (Daniel) Hoops, Deshler, David (Karen) Okuley, Wapakoneta, Steven Okuley, Bowling Green and Kelly (Charles) Stant, Fort Jennings; grandchildren: Kent (Tana) Behrman, Michael (Lindsay) Hoops, Morgan Hoops, Nicholas Okuley, Madeline Okuley, Lindsey Okuley, Garrett Okuley, Matthew Okuley and Alexis Stant; great grandchildren: Audrey, Danielle and Grady Hoops, step grandchildren: Aaron Behrman and Kirk (Misty) Behrman; 4 step great grandchildren  and siblings; Marvelle Niese, Miller City, Jeannette (Michael) Youngker, Englewood, OH, James (Marlene) Okuley, Holgate and Ronald (Carol) Okuley, New Bavaria.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Wednesday, from 2-8:00 pm.  Everyone will be welcomed in the St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel, Hamler on Thursday, February 6, 2020   at 9:30 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am with Father Nick Cunningham.  Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hamler.  Contributions in Kenneth’s memory can be made to Defiance In-patient Hospice Center, St. Jude or St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel. 

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February 5, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services
114 William Street
Holgate, OH 43527

Mass of Christian Burial
February 6, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
140 Cowen Street
Hamler, OH 43524

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