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Ralph Samuel Kiesel

February 3, 1934 — February 22, 2014

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Ralph Samuel Kiesel, 80, of rural Tiffin, died at 11:30 am Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Bloomville.  He was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Tiffin to Howard William and Barbara (Williams) Kiesel.  He married Laura Gahris Jul 31, 1954 in Tiffin and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Jay Samuel (Coleen Lewis) Kiesel of Findlay; three grandchildren, Celiscia (Thomas) Cline, Jacob Kiesel, Joshua Kiesel; two great grandchildren, Aviya Cline and Ethan Cline; a brother, Otto Kiesel of Tiffin.

He is preceded in death by a brother Robert Kiesel and a sister, Margaret Irwin.

Ralph served in the United States Army from 1955-1957.  He retired as a Tiffin Public School Bus Driver and he was also a farmer.  He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Tiffin, and the Seneca County Junior Fair Foundation.

Visitation for friends and family will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at St. John's United Church of Christ.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's United Church of Christ.  Rev. Pam Easterday will officiate.  Burial will take place immediately following in Pleasant Ridge (Egbert's) Cemetery, Tiffin.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

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