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KENNETH WILLIAM LASH, age 77, of Kendallville, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at home.
Mr. Lash was born in Albion on April 9, 1930 to Kenneth W. Lash, Sr. and Gertrude (Schumk) Lash, Sr.
He graduated as class president from Kendallville High School in 1948. His coed team won the national 4-H vegatable judging championship in 1949 for the third consecutive year in Washington, DC. The team was coached by Dale Schinbeckler.
In 1948, along with his father, Kenny started his construction business, K. Lash & Sons, Inc. His sons continue to operate the business today. K. Lash & Sons has constructed more homes than any other builder in Noble County whiche totaled more than 800 by 2006. K. Lash & Sons developed of Hollybrook Heights, the first apartment complex, and the first condominium complex all in Kendallville.
He married Ellen Jean Kline on January 14, 1950 in Kendallville. Kenny obtained his private pilot's license in 1955.
He was past president and member of the Kendallville Youth Center. He was a 40 year member of the Kendallville Factory Sites Committee.
He was past president and 33 year past member of the Kendallville Rotary Club and past Kendallville Chamber of Commerce Board member. Kennny was an Kendallville Elks Lodge member since 1960 and on the Kendallville Aviation Board of Directors for 33 years.
He enjoyed wintering at Fort Myers, Florida for 28 years, boating on Lake Erie, flying and building model planes.
Survivors include: Wife, Ellen Lash of Kendallville. Mother, Gertrude Arnold of Kendallville.
Son, Larry and Beverly Lash of Kendallville. Son, Steve Lash and Elisa Ellsworth of Kendallville. Son, Tracey Lash of Kendallville. Daughter, Holly and Ford Frick of Avilla.
Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Brother, Gene and Phyllis Lash of Kendallville. Sister, Sheila and Bill Gage of Albion Sister, Lavinn and Don Hyland of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by father, Kenneth W. Lash, Sr. and a brother, Lee Lash in 2005.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2008, from 4-8:00PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Private Family Funeral Services will be Friday, February 15, 2008 at Hite Funeral Home.
Preferred Memorials may be made to the Kendallville Airport.
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Arrangements Are By: Hite Funeral Home - 403 South Main Street - Kendallville, Indiana 46755 Brian DeCamp: 343-8177 Andy David: 318-2712 Office Phone: 347-1653