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Ken E. Reddinger Sr.

November 7, 1942 March 8, 2021
Ken E. Reddinger Sr.
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Kenneth E. “Ken” Reddinger Sr., 78, of Elyria passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center after a short illness. He was born November 7, 1942 in Hammond, IN. moving to Elyria at the age of 2. He was a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School (1960) and attended Kent State University and LCCC. Ken worked for Thew Shovel in Lorain (Koehring), was an Elyria FireFighter and left the Fire Department to continue to help build the family business started by his father “Ed” ( Buckeye State Welding and Fabricating, Inc.) He was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxillary/ Station Lorain. Ken and Kathy were owners of Bag The Moon Bar/Restaurant on Kelleys Island for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, Sunday Fundays, cigars, and good bourbon but especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Kathy (nee Schmitz); daughter, Kellie Reddinger of Elyria; sons, Ken (Donna) Jr. of Elyria, Keith (Heidi) of N. Olmsted, Kevin (Jenell) of Elyria; grandchildren, Ryan, Danielle, Sierra, Jaydin, Kollin, Kohle, Kayla, and Kevin; great grandson Justin; brothers, Patrick and Christopher (Nancy). He was preceded in death by his parents Edward K. and Helen Reddinger (nee Musnicki). Family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life from 1 PM until time of short service at 4 PM Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626. Family requests casual dress. Fr. Joe Robinson of St. Peter Catholic Church will officiate. Per CDC guidelines social distancing will be observed. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations in Ken’s name to his favorite charity, Back to the Wild Inc. 4504 Bardshar Rd. Castalia, OH. 44824. A Celebration of Ken’s life to be held on Kelleys Island at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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1:00 PM 3/14/2021 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Celebration of Life 4:00 PM Sunday, March 14, 2021 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Back to the Wild, Inc. 4504 Bardshar Rd. Castalia, OH. 44824


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