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Kenneth “Kenny” D. Ihrig

July13, 1954 – April 6, 2017


IhrigKenneth Dean Ihrig was born on July 13, 1954 in Toledo, OH from the union of Arthur Dean Ihrig and Josephine (Smith) Ihrig-DeFelice.

Kenneth was a 1972 graduate of Monroe High School. He married Barbara Iott on August 30, 1975 and together had four children. He worked at Ford Motor Company Maumee Stamping Plant for 33 years before retiring in 2008.

From early on, he was a hard working man with an extraordinary work ethic. He was a proud father, a good friend, and a helping hand. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden and in his yard. He was an avid food enthusiast and loved cooking and canning. In all things, he strived to make a difference in the life of his family and friends, whom he loved dearly.

He had a tremendous zest for life with an adventurous spirit. In his love of travel, he had a passion for beautiful weather and the open road. He enjoyed many fishing trips and road trips on his Harley-Davidson. He acquired many life-long friends on his countless rides.

Kenneth D. Ihrig, 62, of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 7:34 p.m. Thursday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He had courageously battled cancer since August of 2015.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his four children; two sons, Nathan (Amanda) Ihrig of Dublin, California and Adam Ihrig of Ann Arbor; two daughters, Kelly (Scott) Heinzerling of Monroe and Jodi Ihrig of Monroe; his mother, Josephine “Coke” DeFelice of Monroe; seven brothers and sisters, David (Debra) Ihrig of Monroe, Linda Hopper of Lawrence, Kansas, Rick Ihrig of Maybee, Roland DeFelice of Descanso, California, Mario (Nancy) DeFelice of Maybee, Angela (Jim) Stiffler of Maybee and Chris (Nicole) DeFelice of Ida and five grandchildren, Austin, Cameron, Jackson, Caiden and Brice.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father and step-father, Alfred DeFelice.

Friends may gather from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13th and funeral services will be held in celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  His lifelong friend, Servant Jerome Brooks, Church of the Living God, Holland, OH will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the family or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online guests may leave condolences through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

4 Responses to Kenneth D. Ihrig

  • Linda McDonald says:

    David, Linda, Rick, Rocko, Mario, Angie, and Chris: I ‘m so sorry to learn of Kenny’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Linda (Landuyt) McDonald

  • Rose Rade (Szabo) says:

    My deepest sympathy to Coke and family very sorry for your loss, May God wrap his arms around you’s through this difficult time!

  • Angie Sicha says:

    Sorry to read of Ken’s death at such a young age. Peace to him and his family and friends.

    Angie Sicha
    MSP Retiree – Medical Dept

  • Robert & Marianne Pontius says:

    Kenny was one of the best neighbors we had, always more than willing to lend a helping hand. We loved him dearly and will miss him tremendously. Condolences to his brother Dave, and Kenny’s best friend Mike, both were there for him every step of the way through this very difficult time.

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