Kenneth James Bisdorf

September 21, 1930 - August 6, 2019
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Kenneth J. Bisdorf, 88, died August 6, 2019, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
in Lima, Ohio, following an operation to repair a broken hip. Kenneth
had been living at Otterbein in Cridersville, Ohio, with his wife Mary who preceded him in
death on June 29 of this year. Kenneth was born in Hamilton,
Ohio, and attended Hamilton Catholic High School. Kenneth is survived by a sister Betty Ann
(Charles) Roesch ofFairfield, Ohio;his brother-in-law James (Vicki) Kohler of Lima, Ohio;
and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his wife Mary M. (Kohler)
Bisdorf; daughter Karen Jane (Bisdorf)DeLashmuttof Lima,Ohio; son Kenneth James Bisdorf Jr. of
Rochester Hills, Michigan; and son Kevin Jay Bisdorf of Rochester Hills, Michigan; brother Warren
“Doc”(Mary Lee) Bisdorf;brother Robert (Jane Ann) Bisdorf;and sister Rosemary (Richard) Brune.
The Bisdorfs moved to Cridersville, Ohio, in 2018 from Rochester Hills, Michigan,
where they lived for 52 years.Kenneth had a business degree from Wayne State University and was employed by the
DaimlerCorporation in a variety of positions. He was assignedto their overseas operation in Iran forseveral years
leaving quickly with his wife and two sons when the Shah of Iran went into exile in January of 1979. Upon his return
from Iran Kenneth worked in Lima, Ohio, for General Dynamics before returning to Michigan. After retiring from Daimler,
Kenneth took a position as a manager of a company in Indonesia where he worked for four years. He returned to Michigan and
lived with his family until 2018. In March of 2018 Kenneth and his wife Mary moved to
Otterbein, Cridersville, Ohio, to be close to family.

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Born: September 21, 1930
Died: August 6, 2019

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JOSHUA DELASHMUTT posted on 8/17/19

Struggling for 17 years, my sister and I have always wondered what had happened to my mother's (Karen DeLashmutt's) side of the family. All I know is that my mother was vilified by her brother Kevin Bisdorf for not attending her brother Kennneth Bisdorf's funeral through a certified letter. The problem is that no one was informed of the death. It is difficult to attend important family affairs when never notified. I know that there were issues of Mary Bisdorf trying too hard to control my mother's life, so that may have been part of the ongoing toxicity that goes on in this family. Kenneth Bisdorf Sr, my grandfather, will be missed. I remember the times my family would visit for Christmas and Thanksgiving. After Mary Bisdorf's passing, we found out through her obituary that they had been living in Cridersville, OH for the past year. We didn't know, because the family did not notify us which is common. My father and sister took the chance, knocking on his door. My grandfather answered, and after recognizing them, he let them in and had a pleasant visit. He agreed to see me and my sister in the future, but it was delayed by other family members. Unfortunately, his time had passed before I was granted my own visit. I still have no answers about the reason behind the dysfunction of the family, or why we have been ignored for 17 years. I reached out to family in the past and present for the answer with no response. I guess I'm just happy that he wanted to see me again. With luck, I will reunite with him, and my mother when I pass.