Kenneth L. Silveus

Dec. 14, 1934-May 12, 2020

Kenneth Linn Silveus, 85, of Liberty Center, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

He was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Rollie and Mary (Linthicum) Silveus. On Dec. 29, 1962, he married Arita Andrews, and they recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.

Ken worked for I.T.T. Higbie as a steel plating processor for over 30 years until retirement. He was a member of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Ken was a 1956 graduate of Liberty Center High School, where he was involved in many sports and an active FFA member. He was also a life long member of Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church, Liberty Center.

As a devoted Grandfather, Ken enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, reading stories, giving wagon rides and dominating at playing UNO. His greatest joy was showing his love to his daughters and grandkids by showering them yearly with special Valentine cards.

He is survived by his wife, Arita; three daughters, Teresa (Randy) Bostelman, Liberty Center, Kathy (John) Hartford, Liberty Center, and Karen (Matt) Dietrich, Napoleon; a sister, Eva Saneholtz, Liberty Center; sister-in-law, Phyllis Silveus, Napoleon; seven grandchildren, Lindsey (Isaac) Williams, Casey (Jim) Bright, Ben (Kristin) Hartford, Janae (Cody) Elling, Makena Dietrich, Kendall Dietrich and Meghan Dietrich. Great-grandchildren are Callan and Harper Williams, Kenlee and Jack Bright, Jaycer and Cayden Elling, Judah and Merrick Hartford.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruby; his father; mother; brother, Jim Silveus; and brother-in-law, Burdette Saneholtz.

Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, services will be private for the family. Interment will take place at Morrison Cemetery, Liberty Center.

Memorial Contributions in Ken’s honor may be made to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church, Elara Caring Hospice or the Liberty-Washington Township Fire Department.

Hanneman Funeral Home, Liberty Center, is honored to serve Ken’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

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