Posted by : admin | On : April 10, 2014

William A. Wentz

1938 – 2014 | Obituary Condolences

William A. Wentz Obituary
Wentz William A. Wentz, of Worthington, born March 5, 1938 passed away on April 4, 2014. Survived by wife, Cynthia; daughter, Amy; son, Brad (Lynn) ; grandchildren, Skyler and Gannon; brother, Tom (Nancy); sister-in-law, Camilla (Jay) Knight; nieces and nephews, Pam, Kara, Bill, and Scott. Preceded in death by parents Burke and Magdalene, and son William Burke. Bill was a graduate of Canton Lehman HS earning 10 varsity letters in baseball, football, track and basketball. He was inducted into Stark County football and baseball Hall of Fame. Bill graduated from The Ohio State University with a BIE and an MBA. He earned varsity letters in baseball and football, participated on two national championship teams and was an Academic All American. As a student, he was inducted into four academic/ leadership organizations: Romophos, Bucket & Dipper, Sphinx, Texnikoi and was VP of four organizations: Student Government, Sigma Chi, Ohio Staters & American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was named an outstanding fraternity man and an outstanding senior. Bill continued his association with OSU as President of Varsity O, Director for Alumni Association, member of Advisory Council, Football Committeeman, Presidents Club, guest lecturer, Co-founder and President of the Baseball Diamond Club. His career included Solid State Controls, Systems Research Labs and President of two HVAC companies: Columbus /Worthington Air which he sold in 1999 and Buckeye Heating & Cooling now owned and operated by his children. Bill was active in the community on many levels. As president of Worthington Cardinal Boosters, he coached little league teams in baseball, football and basketball; then as head coach for the freshman football team he became the first non certified teacher in the state of Ohio to coach at the high school level. He taught Project Business at the middle school through Junior Achievement, and then business entrepreneurship at the high school which led to the Ohio Teacher/Entrepreneur Award from the Kellogg Foundation. He mentored small business owners through the Ohio Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education. He was President of the Band Boosters, Chairman of Community Recreation & Sports, Advisor to Parks and Recreation, Trustee for the Kidney Foundation, Director for The Better Business Bureau, Junior Achievement, and National Football Foundation. Honored as Jaycee Citizen of the Year, Rotarian of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellow, Ohio Business Person of the Year, Leadership for a Lifetime recipient, Childhood League Man of the Year, ACCA Hall of Honor. President of Symposiarchs, VP Wedgewood County Club, foster parent, member of Worthington United Methodist Church and charter member of The Favored Union. Bill will be remembered for being very present and attentive to his family and friends. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N High St., 43085. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St., 43085. Rev. Cyndy Garn, officiating. Memorials gratefully accepted by the Madden Parkinson’s Center, c/o The Ohio State University Dept. of Neurology Fund #303560, 395 W. 12th Ave., Room 740, Columbus, OH 43210. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a special memory and condolences.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 6, 2014

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Posted by : admin | On : December 24, 2013

Theodore Lewis Lenker


LENKER Theodore “Ted” Lewis Lenker, 86, of Dublin, Ohio passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 22, 2012. He was born to the late William David and Flora (Shields) Lenker on May 4, 1926 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The youngest of eight children, Ted grew up working at the family dairy, Lenkerbrook Farms, in Harrisburg until he graduated from Hershey High School in 1943. At 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Bancroft through the end of WWII. After leaving the service, he completed his degree at Gettysburg College where he won many wrestling championships, including the Middle Atlantics in 1947. In 1953 he began his career with ESSO (now ExxonMobil). In 1963, he joined the parent company in New York City and in 1966 was transferred with his family to London, England. In 1970 he returned to the States and settled in Columbus as Exxon’s District Manager for Ohio. In 1974, his career path changed when Jack Nicklaus hired him to be part of the development team for Muirfield Village in Dublin. He later founded the Muirfield Village Company and was its President and CEO until he retired in 2006. For 32 years, Ted developed, promoted, and sold Muirfield Village. Ted is preceded in death by his son Theodore L. Lenker Jr., and siblings John L. Lenker, Eleanor (Lenker) Cook, William D. Lenker, Ruth (Lenker) Hummer, David F. Lenker, and Jesse S. Lenker. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Wagner) Lenker; and son, Stephen C. Lenker and his wife Kelli; and six grandchildren, Amanda of Santa Monica, California, David, Craigen, Stephen II, Briton, and Kelle, all of Dublin, Ohio. Also surviving are his sister, Emily (Lenker) Long of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; sisters in-law, Nancy Lenker and Rachael Lenker and countless nieces and nephews. Ted was a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Muirfield Village Golf Club, the Athletic Club of Columbus, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a past Trustee of The Country Club at Muirfield Village and past President and Trustee of the Muirfield Association, Inc. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on January 3, 2012 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Rd., Columbus, 43220. Guests will be greeted by the family in Fellowship Hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ted Lenker: Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, 1460 S. Champion Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43206 Attn. David Drumn. A private burial will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are being made by the O.R. Woodyard Co. Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.
.Published in The Columbus Dispatch on December 30, 2012



Posted by : admin | On : December 8, 2009

In case you have not heard, Brother Michael Riebel passed away suddenly at his home last week. We are still awaiting the details and will pass them along as they become available to us.

We will be honoring Michael Riebel with a White Rose Ceremony this Thursday at 7:30. At the request of the family, we will be singing Sweetheart to his young daughter, Hope. Please come out and join us and pay tribute to Brother Riebel and support for his family and his father, David, who is a an Alpha Gamma Sig 1959.

All honor to his name.

Please RSVP to my email: nfisher2@gmail.com or call/txt 614-657-7998, so I know how many white roses to pick up. Add this event to your Calender, click here

Please take a minute and sign the online guest book here:

Michael W. Riebel, 42, of Worthington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009 at his home. Viewing will be 12/10 at 7:30 pm at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Full obituary to run at a later date.

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