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Richard ‘Dick’ L. Kisaberth

May 7, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Richard "Dick" L. Kisaberth, 71, of Republic, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2013, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Tiffin.

He was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Tiffin, to Charles R. and Mary K. (Wertz) Kisaberth. He married Judy Alleman Jan. 9, 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Todd (Candy) Kisaberth of Wake Forest, N.C., and Greg Kisaberth of Lebanon; two daughters, Tracy (Brian) Phillips of Attica and Diane Gillig of Fostoria; a sister, Betty J. Thompson of Lake Worth, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren, Lexi and Mitchell Kisaberth, Jordan, Isaac, Macy, and twins, Alec and Jack Phillips, Jill and Sara Kisaberth, and Jenny and Lindsay Gillig.

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Mr. Kisaberth

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles H. Kisaberth; and an infant son, Chad Kisaberth in 1971.

He worked at National Machinery as an assembler for more than 40 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Tiffin Eagles 409, National Machinery Quarter Century Club and was a Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He also enjoyed bowling and playing softball for many years in local leagues.

Dick spent as much time as possible attending his grandchildren's sporting events and eagerly volunteered to transport them to appointments or various places. He relaxed by visiting with his friends, helping family and working outside perfecting his lawn. He especially enjoyed attending Cleveland Indians games with his son and family.

His Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-5 and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. The National Machinery Quarter Century Club will meet in body at 7 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be prayed at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to FACT, Seneca East Athletic Boosters or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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