Dennis J. Kania

Oct. 30, 1947-Aug. 8, 2019

Dennis J. Kania, 71, of Bowling Green passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

He was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Toledo to the late John and Rosemary (Sturtz) Kania. On Oct. 2, 2009, he married Lois (Wind) Kania. He was previously married to Jay Cook, and they were later divorced.

Dennis was a 1965 graduate of Westwood High School and attended Stautzenberger College for drafting classes. He retired as a heavy equipment operator having worked with Operating Engineers Local #18, Toledo. He also formerly worked at Custar Stone Quarry and Dana Corp. Toledo.

Dennis was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar, and an active member of Maumee Valley Sportman’s Club, Malinta. He enjoyed trap shooting, fishing and playing poker. He found an interest in leather working and was fond of drinking coffee. He will be known for his love of social gatherings and his presence always brought about good fun and great storytelling.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Christopher Kania; daughter, Sara (Javier) Flores; sister, Rosanne (Thomas) Tussing; brothers, David (Patricia) Kania, Steve (Deborah) Kania, Thomas (Sheri) Kania; stepmother, Wilma Kania; stepbrothers, Paul (Sandra) Saunders, Dan (Barbara) Saunders; sister-in-law, Carmen Saunders.

He was also preceded in death by stepbrother, Ronald Saunders.

A gathering to celebrate Dennis’ life will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Maumee Valley Sportsman’s Club, 11-600 County Road L, Malinta, Ohio. Food, refreshments and storytelling will be provided.

Memorials are suggested to St. Louis Catholic Church or Wood County Humane Society.

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