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Kenneth W. Lash

Born: Wed., Apr. 9, 1930
Died: Tue., Feb. 12, 2008

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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

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Robin Alexander Schultz
   Posted Tue February 12, 2008
Dear Lash Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.


steve mansfield
   Posted Tue February 12, 2008
sorry about your loss

   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
We sure will be thinking of you. Wish we were there.

We had some good times with him and we will always remember them.

Ed and Beck

Bill snf Barbara Smith
   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
Ellen and family, please know that you have our deepest sympathy for your loss of Kenny. As we are in Florida for the winter, we can not attend the viewing.Barb and Bill Smith

Wendy Martin
   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
Steve, Lisa and Lash Family: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts will certainly be with you. Jeff and Wendy Martin

Rolland & Lois Kruger
   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
You have our sympathy.Kenny will
be sadly missed.

Terri Fiet McCready
   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
This is a very very sad day for all of us in Fl. We will miss Kenny so very much was a part of our life for so many years 47 to be exact. All the fun times in Kendallville till we moved to Ft. Myers in 1970. Then not long after that here the Lash's come moving into our condo complex. And the south branch of Kendallville started again. We always looked so foward to the fall when they would all arrive. Glenn Fiet my dad and Kenny were such good friends. We all loved the cocktail hour by the pool everyday or
going over for beef and noodle dinners. I miss them so much. So even though on this sad day Kenny and Dad are together again having a cocktail and wanting us to remeber all the good times we have had over these 47 years.

Joe A. Rowe
   Posted Thu February 14, 2008
For thirty years, Kenny was my client and my friend. He was one of my favorites. Kenny was the most honest, moral, and fair man you could ever want to meet. He came from the time when a man's handshake was a binding contract, his word was his bond. He will always be in my thoughts as one of the world's good guys, an example of how life should be lived, of how to treat other people with dignity and fairness. He was a wonderful man.

Bob & Kathy Childers
   Posted Fri February 15, 2008
Larry & Bev,
We just learned about your father's passing. No matter how old you are, or how old they it seems that we are never ready for this. Please know that we are thinking about you both.
God Bless,
Bob & Kathy Childers

Buzzy and Tammy Moorhouse
   Posted Fri February 15, 2008
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny was a great guy and will be missed!
Buzzy,Tammy,Brit & Natalie

Craig & DeAnna Weible
   Posted Sun February 17, 2008
To the Lash family,

We share with you your loss of Kenny. We know that he was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Blessings and comfort to you all.


Craig and DeAnna

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