Kurt Eldon Piper, 73

Kurt Eldon Piper, 73, of Neptune, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on June 23, 1939, in Neptune, the son of Lowell “Bud” and Ada (Martin) Piper, both of whom preceded him in death.

On May 27, 1961, he married Amelia Sue Hertenstein; she preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1997.

He is survived by four daughters, Julie (Lyle) Albert, St. Marys, Mary (Terry) Wagner, Celina, Jill (Scott) Cisco, St. Marys, and Kelly Rempe, Celina; a son, Chad Piper, New Bremen; 13 grandchildren, Zachary, Tyler, Molly, Stuart, Cody, Jessica, Kara, Caleb, Joshua, Connor, Derek, Kyle and Tommy and a very special friend, Mary Widenhofer, Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Piper.

Kurt was a 1957 graduate of Celina High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Parker Hannifin, St. Marys, after 17-plus years.

In addition, he worked at Avco New Idea, Coldwater, for 20 years.

He was a member of Neptune Church of God, Neptune, Celina Moose and the American Legion Celina Post 210.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, traveling and he loved spending time with his family at his home in Neptune.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Cisco Funeral Home, the Rev. William E. Maki, officiating.

Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services Wednesday in Cisco Funeral Home, 1175 E. Greenville Road, St. Marys.

Burial will follow at Neptune Cemetery in Neptune, where military honors will be given by the St. Marys VFW Post 9289.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grand Lake Hospice.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit CiscoFuneralHome.com.