Kenneth Bayer

December 9, 1952 - November 27, 2018
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Kenneth W. “Kenny” Bayer, age 65 of Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia died suddenly Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Born in Union Hospital on December 9, 1952, Kenny was a son of the late Maurice and Miriam “Glee” Freshour Bayer.

Kenny was a member of Strasburg-Franklin High School’s class of 1971. As …

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Kenneth W. “Kenny” Bayer, age 65 of Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia died suddenly Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Born in Union Hospital on December 9, 1952, Kenny was a son of the late Maurice and Miriam “Glee” Freshour Bayer.

Kenny was a member of Strasburg-Franklin High School’s class of 1971. As a young man, he operated his own excavating company and later owned and operated KWB Trucking and Dayna’s Express Line, where he enjoyed hauling Mac Trailers. In his early retirement, he enjoyed traveling the country with his wife, Dayna as they delivered campers to all parts of the United States.

Kenny was a longtime member of Roxford United Methodist Church, a former trustee, and a longstanding member of the Social Committee, where he was often found cooking for events at the church. He enjoyed grilling and spent his life in search of finding the perfect seasoning for pork chops.

In his early years, Kenny could be found at the Magnolia Drag Strip and in 1985 founded the Strasburg Pullers Club. He loved working in his garage and through his lifetime bought, restored and sold many Ford Fairlane cars.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Dayna Shaffer whom he married on November 25, 1972; their three children, Shane Bayer of Dover, Kelly (Jim) Langenberg of Elgin, Illinois, and Amy (David) Banfield of Seville, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Ashleigh, Brentin, Makinsey, Abigail, Eislynn, Jacob, Emily, and Aubrey; a sister, Barb Limbacher of Strasburg, and a brother, Ronald Bayer of Canton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by two brothers, Rodney and Denny Bayer.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Ron Heasley will lead Kenny’s service on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the funeral home’s chapel. Burial will follow in the Holmes Church Cemetery. Following services, all are invited to join in a time of food and fellowship in Roxford Church’s Family Life Center.

Memorial contributions in Kenny’s name may be directed to Roxford United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 771 Roxford Church Road SE, Dennison, OH 44621.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Holmes Church Cemetery

Address:

6438 Holmes Church Rd NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Roxford United Methodist Church

Address:

771 Roxford Church Rd SE, DENNISON, OH, 44621

Donation Information

Roxford United Methodist Church

771 Roxford Church Road
Dennison, Ohio 44621

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Born: December 9, 1952
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tim Johnston posted on 12/6/18

So sorry for your loss Dayna and family. Will always remember his generosity and big heart. He was an all around good guy. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Ellen & Tim Johnston

 

Sue Crim posted on 12/3/18

Dear Dayna and family, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I have been praying for all of you that God will comfort your hearts and minds during this time of great sorrow. Love you, Sue

 

Dave & Peg Dessecker posted on 12/2/18

Dayna & family. So sorry for the passing of a "One of a kind" Kenny. I have fond memories of the days at the Reeves Steel Mill and of course Denny, Rod & Kenny talking me into racing at Magnolia with them. It was always "What another RED LIGHT"? Take care and I will always have those memories!

 

Walt, Paulie & Katie Wagner posted on 12/2/18

Dayna: You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

 

Dean mizer posted on 12/2/18

my heart goes out to Ken's family. I am sure that he was saved and will be with our Lord in heaven. I am so glad for that. He was my friend, even as young kids together, we rode bicycles together, went to school together, and raced cars together. yes, he was my friend. may god bless his family and give comfort to them

 

Randy & Holle Reichman posted on 11/30/18

Keeping you in our prayers. May God give you strength & comfort in the days ahead. ~Randy & Holle ????

 

Kathleen Jones posted on 11/30/18

I am so sorry for your loss! Kenny was a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed at church and by his friends and family. God bless your family!

 

Dode overton posted on 11/30/18

Dana and kids, sorry for the loss of Kenny. He was a good man of God, a good husband and father. He is now enjoying his reward in heaven. .Dode and Hazel

 

Lucy Bonner Ricklic posted on 11/29/18

Dear Dayna and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 11/29/18

To all the family and friends of Kenny, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Fly High Kenny! With Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary Meiser

 

Stacey Vickers posted on 11/29/18

I'm so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. I remember waiting on him at the Junction Truck stop. You all have my deepest sympathy. Stacey (Burris) Vickers

 

Alan & Marty Peterman posted on 11/29/18

Our love and prayers to Dayna and the family. Kenny was a wonderful man, he will truly be missed. May the good Lord cover you all with His amazing peace.

 

Pamela Smith- Kachetmeyer posted on 11/29/18

Deepest sympathies to Dayna and family. From Pamela YoderSundheimerKachermeyer. My ex husband Jim Yoder worked for Kenny

 

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