Kenneth Von Sossan
Kenneth Von Sossan

March 24, 1934-Jan. 10, 2021

FORT JENNINGS – Kenneth W. Von Sossan, 86, of Fort Jennings died Sunday following surgery.

He was born March 24, 1934, in Fort Jennings to Joseph W. and Ligouri (Wittler) Von Sossan, who preceded him in death. On April 14, 1956, he married Margaret “Marge” Schimmoeller, who survives in Fort Jennings.

Also surviving are seven children, Becky (Duane) Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings, Doug (Cheryl) Von Sossan of Elida, Barb (Mike) Sinn of Paulding, Kathy (Don) Bonifas of Fort Jennings, Darrell (Theresa) Von Sossan of Ottoville and Rose Anne Boggs and Dean (Eva) Von Sossan of Fort Jennings; 18 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John (Phyllis) Von Sossan, James (Norma) Von Sossan and Daniel (Sandy) Von Sossan; and two sisters, Joanne Von Sossan and Mary Kay (Karl) Kennedy.

Ken is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tom Boggs; and a brother, Robert Von Sossan

Ken was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, and was a member of Friends of Hope. He was a self-employed accountant with Von Sossan Accountants since 1976. He was the Fort Jennings Village Clerk/Treasurer for 40 years. Ken enjoyed coaching Little League baseball for 30-plus years and was also the FJHS basketball scorekeeper for 30-plus years and was honored to be the scorekeeper for the OHSAA State Basketball Championship in the early 90s.

The funeral mass for Ken will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Masks and social distancing are required at church.

Arrangements are by LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.

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