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Kenneth Imler

August 30, 1979 — January 11, 2024

Michael Imler, age 44, of Ohio City, died on the evening of Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Lutheran Downtown Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born on August 30, 1979, in Van Wert, Mike was the cherished son of James Imler and Beckey (Gaskill) Ladd.

A 1998 graduate of Wayne Trace High School, Mike currently worked at Teijan Automotive and was a member of the UAW.

Outside of work, Mike found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He loved spending time in nature, hunting and fishing, and his cooking was legendary among family and friends.

Mike is survived by his children: Logan Harrison, Skyler Imler, Mason Imler and Eliza Leiendecker; mother, Becky (Don) Ladd; sister, Michelle (Nate May) Seibert; step-siblings: Derek, Dustin (Megan); Josh (Stephanie), and John (Christina) Ladd; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please join us in celebrating Mike's life and bidding him a fond farewell. A funeral service will be held at 4 PM on Monday, January 15, 2024 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert OH 45891.

Visitation will be prior to the funeral at the funeral home, from 1 to 4 PM, on Monday.

In accordance with Mike's wishes, he will be cremated following the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association, P.O. Box 131, Van Wert, Ohio 45891; or to the Van Wert Humane Society, https://www.vwchs.org/.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory. To share in Mike's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

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Visitation

Monday, January 15, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

4:00 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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