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James Kiste

James Kip Kiste

Sunday, April 30th, 1950 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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James “Kip” Kiste, 70, of Ashland, passed away Sunday morning, August 16, 2020 at Lifecare Hospice in Wooster, following a short illness.
Kip was born in Ashland on April 30, 1950 the son of James and Joyce (McDermott) Kiste. He was a graduate of Ashland High School, class of 1968, and attended Ohio University.
He was co-owner of American Wood Products, and owner of Ashland Wood Products. He then was the sales manager for DH&L Inc. in Wadsworth, and later, sales manager for Tri-M Block of Wooster from which he retired.
Kip was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland where he was leader of the Christian Living Sunday School Class and a member of Trinity Outreach. He was also a member of the Ashland Country Club. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Ashland High School championship Golf team of 1968. He also enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and garden and spending time with his family and his canine companion Freddie.
On August 5, 1972 he was married to Deborah J. Budd and the couple had just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this year.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah J. Kiste of Ashland, two daughters, Jennifer (Derek) Woods and their children Emily and Owen of Lexington, OH; Megan (Josh) Gluvna and their children Luke and Madeline of Columbus, OH; his mother, Joyce Ann Kiste of Ashland; a sister Susan (Randy) Emmons of Ashland; a sister-in-law, Rebecca (Roland) Massatti of Ashland and a brother-in-law, Thomas Budd of Ashland.
Kip was preceded in death by his father, James Kiste
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kevin McClain officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church. The family request that masks be worn for the visitation and services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center St., Ashland, Ohio 44805 or to the Homeward Bound Dog Shelter, Ashland County, P.O. Box 70, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
For those not able to attend, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at:
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory are assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    508 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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    Closed Casket
  • Service

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    508 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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    Rev. Kevin McClain
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 12:30pm
    Ashland Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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Tom and Sally Kiste

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Edna (Conn) Keffer

Posted at 11:28pm
Debbie, I am so sorry to read of Kip's passing. Will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Michael T Mooney

Posted at 11:42am
Dear Susie, Randy & Family
LeeAnn and I are so sorry to see Kip has passed away. You will be in our prayers and hope
that God will bless and comfort you during this time.

Love, MIke & LeeAnn Mooney

Marty Duffey

Posted at 03:59pm
Sending love, prayers to you, Debby, Jen and Meg and families. Kip will be missed. You were such wonderful neighbors.
Love and sympathy from the Duffey Family.

Amanda and Richard Castillo

Posted at 01:04pm
Sending our love and prayers for your family.
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