Kevin Lee Root, 61, of Attica, OH passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at. St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born September 23, 1959 in Fremont to Lester Root and Nila Werling. He was a 1978 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Kevin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978 to 1985, including four years active and three years reserves. He was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge (2) Meritorious Masts, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/1 Star), Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He is survived by his wife Tonya (DeWitt) Schaffer married on February 2, 2020 at 2:20 p.m. Kevin was currently working at Whirlpool Corporation. He had previously worked for the railroad for over twenty years.
Kevin was a member of Victory Church where he was very active. He was also a member of the Fremont VFW and Moose Clubs. He spent countless hours volunteering wherever he could. Kevin enjoyed working, Barbequing, landscaping, gardening and visiting family and friends. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Tonya Root, Attica, OH; children, Kaci (Eric) Oberdorf, Clyde, OH and Michael (Ashley) Root, Fort Seneca, OH; father, Lester Root, Fremont, OH; sister, Sherry (Larry) Johnson of Washington State; grandchildren, Jaelyn, Trevor, Maci, Landon and Grayson.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nila Werling and his brother, Terry Wayne Root.
A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:30 am at Victory Church, 2051 Oak Harbor Rd, Fremont, OH, with Pastor Scott Robles officiating.
Burial will be at Green Springs Cemetery, Green Springs, OH with Military Honors.
Memorials can be made to Victory Church.
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