Ernest D. Kelleman 1931 - 2017 

Ernest D. Kelleman
, 86, of Wadsworth, passed away December 22, 2017.
Ernie was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, to the late John and Helen (Dunkler) Kelleman.   Ernie proudly served in the U.S. Army.   Ernie enjoyed antiques, classic car meets, working on cars, and tinkering in the back garage. Ernie was known for his practical jokes.

He retired from B&W, was a member of the American Legion Post #170, Moose Lodge #2070, one of the last founding members of the Wadsworth Kiwanis, and past president of B&W Credit Union.

He was preceded in death my his brother, Johnny and sister, Betty.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen;  his children, Andrew (Tracy), Johanna (Frank); grandson, Drew;  and siblings, Steve, Charlotte and Helen.

The family would like to thank the staff at Altercare of Wadsworth, Hospice of Medina County, and the Cleveland Clinic for their wonderful care.   In lieu of flowers, the family request you make a donation to your favorite charity.

The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at the Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, Ohio.   A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., with Pastor Robin Hart officiating.

Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home   330-334-1501
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 28, 2017

   Ernest Kelleman
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1949

WHS Diversified Occupations Class, 1948-49.  Row 1: Danny Weltzien, Gerry Griner, Jerry Serfass, Judith Burss, Robert Allen, Barbara Freeman, Ernest Kelleman, Delores McCulty.  Row 2:  Richard Days.  Row 3: Beverly Rasor, Mr. Rohrer (Instructor), Joyce Markeson.
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