Kenneth Bland, 69, of Paulding, passed away peacefully early morning on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Auburn Village in Auburn, IN.
He was born on June 20, 1951, in Paulding, to the late Edmund and Delores (Knapp) Bland. He graduated from Blue Creek High School in 1969. On December 30, 1972, Kenny married his wife of 47 years, Cassandra "Joyce" Farris, who survives of Paulding.
He worked 30 plus years at Dietrich Industries and retired from Alex Products in 2006.
Kenny enjoyed spending time with family, especially the grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball, basketball and was a big Ohio State fan. Kenny was also a member of the Grover Hill Nazarene Church and attended Paulding Nazarene Church.
Other survivors include four children: Shawn (Tracy) Bland of Fort Wayne; Kristy (Burt) Elliot of Grover Hill; Amanda (Doug) Whitaker of Harrod; Matt (Candi) Bland of Haviland; sister, Cheryl Bland (Brown) of Van Wert; sister-in-law, Diane Bland of Kenton; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, James Bland.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10AM to 12PM.
To share in Kenneth's online memorial, please visit www.alsapchgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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