September 23, 1945 - March 30, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Monday, April 4, 2016 10:30 a.m.,Resurrection Cemetery Chapel
Kenneth S. Cada, age 70, of Westerville, OH, passed away on March 30, 2016. He was born September 23, 1945 in rural Clarkson, NE, son of the late Bohous and Agnes (Kudera) Cada. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debby (Daniel) Cada, formerly of Stanton, NE, children Anthony (Heather) Cada of Denver, CO; Tina (Alex) Beaty of Westerville, OH; Heather Cada of Clintonville, OH; and Timothy (Maegan) Cada of Westerville, OH. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Jasmine, Alex, Tasja, Bryce, Jillian, Nolan Beaty and Lucas Cada. Ken is survived by his sister Jan (James) Severa of Bella Vista, AR and by his brother Dan (Marcia) Cada of Cambridge, MD. Ken graduated from Schuyler High School (NE) and the University of Nebraska with a Masters in Inorganic Chemistry. He was employed at Chemical Abstract Services from 1973 until his retirement in 2008. Upon retirement he bought himself a sports car that he loved to drive around. He developed his love for chemistry as a child after getting a chemistry set that his brother Dan had received as a gift from an Aunt and had no interest in. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of New Albany, OH and his faith was very strong. Ken had the most amazing sense of humor and for those that knew him; he could lighten any mood with a joke. He loved his cats and even in his final days with cancer, the cats loved him and surrounded him. He was an avid beer brewer and bread baker and used his chemistry knowledge to perfect it. Ken loved to fix things and always had the part/supplies to make repairs; often times a piece of the waterbed would work. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and attend their various activities and many of them have enjoyed playing chess with him. Ken was the most incredible father that a child could ask for. He was always honest, supportive and could always make you smile. He created a family and home of love and he knows that his children are better people for it. He has led by example even facing the inevitable with a smile and acceptance. The courage and strength he has shown has surely inspired all those who were lucky enough to witness. His love for God was evident in everything he did and his faith and beliefs have carried his optimism. The strength and care of his wife Deb provided him with everything he needed to leave on a high note. He was the most devoted husband and the joy of Deb’s life, spending almost every moment of those 43 years together. They enjoyed travel, ballroom dancing and watching movies.
Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Chapel at Resurrection Cemetery, 9571 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH, Monday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. Jerome Rodenfels, celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital 31038.