Kenneth Todd 'Ken' Kimmel

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Kenneth Todd 'Ken' Kimmel

April 8, 1970 - May 15, 2012

Ken was born April 8, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio at Lockbourne Air Force Base to Walter Kimmel and Donna (Ourant) Kimmel. Kenneth passed away in Tahlequah, Okla. on May 15, 2012 at the age of 42 years 1 month 7 days. Kenneth was a 1988 graduate of Wiesbaden High School in Germany. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 1998. Kenneth's first and foremost love was being a dad to his son, Obie. He enjoyed the music of Pink Floyd and Randy Crouch. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to cook, and had been a loyal employee of Northeastern State for over 10 years.

He has been preceded in death by a twin sister, Melinda Kimmel; paternal grandparents, Doris and Eugene Kimmel. Kenneth is survived by his parents, Walter and Donna Kimmel of OKC, Okla.; son, Obediah Kimmel of Fayetteville, Ark.; maternal grandparents, John and Marge Ourant of Scio, Ohio; brother, Jason Kimmel and Keena of Arboles, Colo.; stepson, Zack Flack of Tahlequah, Okla.; aunts, Carol and Kathie Ourant of Columbus and Jan Kimmel of Ridgeville; uncles, John Kimmel of Columbus, Alan Kimmel of Ridgeville and Keith (Sherry) Kimmel of Gnadenhutten; and numerous cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held Friday June 1, 2012 at 4 p.m. in Scio United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Heyburn officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. The family requests that in lieu of flowers Memorial contributions be made to Ourant School Scholarship Program, c/o Jack Ourant, 38475 Scio-Bowerston Rd., Scio or the donor's choice.
Koch-Scio, 740-945-6161

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Published in The Times Reporter on May 30, 2012.

Tributes from Wiesbaden classmates are here.

Rest on in Peace, Ken.

~ Warrior Love Forever ~

Memories & Condolences
6 entries
June 1, 2012
I'm so, so sorry. There is no pain in the world to compare to the loss of a child. The next two to three years will be difficult for you. Remember that I'm praying. I know Ken brought you many joys over the years - try hard to remember them. Aunt Virginia
Virginia Hammet
May 31, 2012
May you all find comfort in your wonderful memories of Ken and in the eyes of Obie. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Belinda and Bob Manard
Belinda Manard
May 31, 2012
Dale & Shirley Munz
May 31, 2012
Memories will always be in your family's heart ,just as you always will be..Will be missing you here in Ohio~~
JpDee Myers
May 30, 2012
You are so missed Ken, the world is just no the same without you. Love and light to your family. xoxo
Dora Trevino
May 30, 2012
You always made us laugh:) Full of mischief! I never met Obie, but I bet he's just like you!!! You will be missed...
Barbara Stilt Coffing
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