Kenneth W. Aldrich, age 88, of Toledo, Ohio and formally of Florida, passed away, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the home of his daughter. He was born in Toledo on April 3, 1922 to Ralph and Margaret Aldrich.
Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees. His passions include playing golf, bowling and fishing.
Ken was a lifetime member of V.F.W. #606.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita.
Kenneth is survived by his devoted children, Kenneth M. (LaVerne) Aldrich, Kit (Edwin) Glynn, Marcie (Robert) Retzloff, Christopher Aldrich: grandchildren, Lori (Aaron), Andrew (Leslie), Brad (Julie), Brandon (Jessica), Michael, Sarah: great grandchildren, Rain, Tina, Wyn, Aidan, Lydia and sibling Verna Kay and Donald Aldrich.
Visitation for Kenneth will be at H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd (at Alexis) 419-473-1301 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are 10:00 am on Monday. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio.
To Those I Love
When I am Gone, release me, let me go--I have so many things to see and do.
You musn't tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love.
You can only guess----how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if you must,,Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part.
So bless the memoriies within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near--And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and "Welcome Home".
Online condolences for Kenneth's family may be given at www.birkenkampfuneralhome.com