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Thomas Kin

Thomas Kin was born July 28, 1931, to Leo and Mary (Mitten) Kin. His family’s farm near Kirby shaped his love for the independence and hard work for this lifestyle.
He graduated from Upper Sandusky High in 1950, marrying his high school sweetheart Dora Lou Swartz in 1953. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage, traveling many times to Hawaii and other exotic locations. On their Honda Gold Wing they covered nearly all 50 states and Canada.
Serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Cacopon during Korean conflict he toured much of the Far East. Aboard ship, Tom earned money using a treadle sewing machine to apply stripes for crew. To his surprise, he received a Good Conduct award before his honorable discharge.
Tom became a master welder after his military service. He worked for Daybrook, Carey city, eventually retiring from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. Meanwhile he transformed his mother’s worn-out Mitten farmland to a profitable venture near Carey. With his family’s help he expanded his acreage and moved to McCutchenville. There he raised the typical grain and livestock.
He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation church and K of C. He restored a Model T sedan, driving it in local parades, was a member of Farm Bureau, served on Wyandot County Fair Board, rode with the Honda Gold Wing Club in Findlay, cut firewood and took his grandchildren on tractor/wagon rides around the farm.
Preceding him in death are his wife, two grandsons, one daughter-in-law, three of his brothers and a sister.
Surviving are Marianne (James) Madden, Merritt Island, Fla.; Linda (Arthur) Liederman, Hollis Hills, N.Y.; Franklin (Lisa) Kin, McCutchenville; Karen (Mark) Kuenzli, McCutchenville; and Drs. Nancy (Jose) Urrutia, Avon Lake. He has 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. His sister Joan Willman lives in Attica.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey with his nephew, the Rev. Scott Hahn, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey with military graveside rites conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
Memorials can be made to Our Lady of Consolation church or Sandusky VA and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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1 Comment

  1. Robert Wenner on March 12, 2021 at 7:36 am

    “Requiescat in Pace”, Tom…thoughts and prayers for the family.

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