Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kerlin F. Wilt (September 15, 2015)

Kerlin F. Wilt, 96, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Brookdale in Greenville. Kerlin was born on July 19, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Leonard and Tressa (Beasecker) Wilt.

Kerlin was a plumber at Huhges-Beachtoal for 26 years. He was a member of the New Madison Masonic Lodge #143. Kerlin was a member of the Darke County Shrine Club, and the Scottish Rite of Dayton where he served in the craft club and drove children to the hospital. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Elks Lodge #1139 all in Greenville. Kerlin was also member of the Arcanum Historical Society. He was a 1940 graduate of the Arcanum High School, and enjoyed hunting with several of his Darke County buddies.

In addition to his parents, Kerlin is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Wilt; his second wife, Frances Jean Wilt; and a brother, Jack Wilt.

Kerlin is survived by his daughter, Sandra Sue Wilt of South Bend, Indiana; sons, Karen and Roy Schipper of Florida, Bruce and Cindy Hunt of Greenville, Ohio and Roger and Marcia Hunt of New Madison; a brother and sister in law, Wayne and Clara of Englewood and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the staff at Brookdale, State of the Heart Hospice and his special care giver, Jamie Michael.

A Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 3 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison, Ohio with Rev. Mel Musser and Rev. Bryan Rea officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family and friends may visit from 1 - 3 PM also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the New Madison Fire Department.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at