Kenneth L. Pfalzgraf

Birth Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 1936
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Wooster- Kenneth L. Pfalzgraf of Wooster, passed away February 3rd, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. 

Ken was born on June 25th, 1936 in Woodsfield, Ohio, to the late John and Lucy (Shaw) Pfalzgraf. He later moved from Woodsfield to Wooster in 1954 to start a family. 

Before passing the torch to his son Mike, Kenneth was the well-known owner of The Lincoln Tavern or "Danner's" in Wooster while also owning and operating Spring Valley Campground in Fredericksburg. In his retirement years, Kenneth was a land developer and devoted family man.

Ken never met a stranger, and had a heart too big for his body. He was giving, caring, and compassionate. Anyone who had the honor of meeting him would agree that he was an exceptional and amazing man. Kenneth led by example as a hard worker and kind soul. 

Ken was passionate about gardening. He had vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and flower patches he doted on every year. He also enjoyed mowing and operating his many pieces of equipment on various projects. He looked forward to spring and summer to get outside and make the most of each day. He also enjoyed hunting with his family and friends, something he did from a very young age. Ken loved listening to his granddaughter play piano in the evenings, and spending quality time with her any chance he could. He devoted much of his time to teaching his granddaughter how to drive, garden, and many other life lessons. 

Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Donna (Persinger) Pfalzgraf, his two children Micheal (Alicia) Pfalzgraf and Christina (Gabriel) Thompson, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his siblings Jim and Shirley-Jean. Kenneth was preceded in death by siblings Carole, Bill, Ed, Dot, and Dee.

His family will be holding a celebration of life party for him in the spring; more details will be released closer to the date. 

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. is assisting the family.

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Celebration of Life will be held in the spring


We're so sorry for your families loss, Kenny was one in a million and will be missed by many. I'll miss seeing him out working the land and pulling in to say hi. Please know our thoughts are with you at this time.

I’m so sorry for ur loss. Enjoyed his friendship more than I can say.
He was always so helpful and kind to my folks and I will never forget
the times I got to spent with him at the lake and swamp!
He spent a lot of time telling me about his family.
Praying for peace and comfort for the family!

Kenny was a kind and thoughtful man with a generous heart. He always had time for a visit and was a great neighbor. He got a lot of joy when our grandsons would catch fish at his pond. We sure are going to miss him and send our deepest sympathy to Donna and the family.

With deepest sympathy as you remember Ken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the Family.I am sorry for your loss.A good man who always had that smile.

I will miss seeing Kenny go by our home or bumping into him and having a conversation about what he was up to. We shared a love for the outdoors. Kenny was a neighbor, a friend, he was generous, and always had a humble outlook on life. I will truly miss him. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family.

Mike, please accept my sincere condolences.
Your father was a gem and one of a kind....
Many fun years spent at “Danners”, he was loved by many❤️

Mike and family, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Tim said he was one of the best men he ever knew. All of you are in our prayers and may God grant each of you with peace and comfort that only he can give at this very difficult time. Keep all the good memories close to your heart. God bless all of you.

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny, I did work for him for several of the past few years. He always greeted me with a smile. I also enjoyed talking with him and appreciated him allowing me to take my kids fishing. He was always so kind to me and my kids. You will be missed my friend.

I want to express my condolences to the family,Kenny was a good friend and neighbor who I had some great conversations with I will miss his kind smile and nature.

I'm so deeply sister chrissy and family told us so many story's of Kenny. Emma his granddaughter has told me so many story's about Kenny that was his pride and joy .I will miss his smiling everytime I seen heart goes out to the family !! Love,carole

You have my deepest sympathy. Kenny wasn't just a neighbor he was a good friend. We had a lot of adventures together. In his younger years he enjoyed to Indian Wrestle. Sincerely Roger Feather

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