Dennis J. Kania
October 30, 1947 - August 8, 2019
Dennis John Kania, 71, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2019 at The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.
He was born October 30, 1947 in Toledo to the late John and Rosemary (Sturtz) Kania. On October 2, 2009 he married Lois (Wind) Kania and she survives. He was previously married to Jay Cook and they were later divorced.
Dennis was a 1965 graduate of the former Westwood High School and attended Stautzenberger College for drafting classes. He retired as a heavy equipment operator having worked with the Operating Engineers Local 18, Toledo. He had also formerly worked at the Custar Stone Quarry and for the Dana Corp, Toledo, Ohio.
Dennis was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar and an active member of the Maumee Valley Sportman's Club, Malinta, Ohio. He has always enjoyed Trap Shooting, Fishing and playing poker. He found an interest in leather working and was always fond of drinking coffee. He will be known for his love of social gatherings and his presence always brought about good fun and great storytelling.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Christopher Kania, Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Sara (Javier) Flores, St. Petersburg, Florida; sister, Rosanne (Thomas) Tussing, Jenera, Ohio; brothers, David (Patricia) Kania, Bowling Green, Ohio; Steve (Deborah) Kania, Findlay, Ohio; Thomas (Sheri) Kania, Liberty Center, Ohio; stepmother, Wilma Kania, Tiffin, Ohio; stepbrothers, Paul (Sandra) Saunders, Deshler, Ohio; Dan (Barbara) Saunders, Tiffin, Ohio; sister-in-law, Carmen Saunders, The Villages, Florida and several nieces, nephews and step nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepbrother, Ronald Saunders.
A gathering to celebrate Dennis' life will be held at the Maumee Valley Sportsman's Club, 11-600 County Road L, Malinta, Ohio on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Food, refreshments and plenty of time for storytelling will be provided.
The family suggests memorials to St. Louis Catholic Church or Wood County Humane Society.
St. Louis Catholic Church
22792 State Route 281, Custar OH 43511
Wood County Humane Society
801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green OH 43402