CELINA, Ohio — Lyle Randal “Zeb” Mitchener, 67, of Celina, formerly
of Van Wert, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at CHP Inpatient
Hospice Center, Van Wert.
He was born Jan. 30, 1947, in Van Wert,
to Dorotha J. “Dottie” (Canny) Mitchener who survives of Van Wert and
the late Paul F. Mitchener.
Other survivors include his long-time
partner: Kathy Phillips of Celina; sons: Greg (Gabriella Chavaria)
Mitchener of Convoy, Ohio, Brian (Tracy) Mitchener of Huntertown,
Indiana, Adam (Lea) Purk of Delphos, Ohio; daughter: Shana (Ken) Gilkey
of Kailua, Hawaii; brothers: Ray Lynn “Ace” (Barb) Mitchener of Linn,
Missouri, and Kim (Mary) Mitchener of Findlay, Ohio; sister: Faye Ditto
of Van Wert; 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He had worked at Aeroquip Corp. and as a boiler operator at Hancor in
Findlay. He had been a military policeman in the U.S. Army during the
Viet Nam War. He was a charter member of the Wetzel Motorcycle Club, a
member of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
5803 and both the Van Wert and Celina Moose lodges.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.