Kenneth Cada

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September 23, 1945 - March 30, 2016

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Monday, April 4, 2016 10:30 a.m.,Resurrection Cemetery Chapel


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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.


Judy Rounds - Apr 12, 2016

Dear Deb and all of your family,
I’m saddened by the loss of your friend, husband and father. Ken’s obituary is very loving, what a great man he was. Keep the memories alive.

Patti Rottenbiller - Apr 4, 2016

Dear Deb and Family,
I am saddened to hear about the loss of your husband. Even though I never met him, I know he was dearly loved and also loved you all very much. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you in this time of grief.

Laurel Bergdahl - Apr 3, 2016

Marc and Laurel have all of you In our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Shelly - Apr 3, 2016

So much love forever!❤️

Fabiana Oliveira - Apr 1, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Bridget Howard - Apr 1, 2016

Sincerest sympathy. Sending prayers.

Lisa Rector - Apr 1, 2016

Thoughts and prayers to you all as you deal with this loss.

Marie Roberts - Apr 1, 2016

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Leonard & Judy West Solis Family - Mar 31, 2016

Our prayers are sent to all of you. Ken was a very kind and loving person and always had a story to tell you. I’m very happy my double cousin met up with him. He was a great husband,father, and grandfather. May GOD be with each and everyone in this time of the loss one.We love you from Nebraska. Judy,Leonard, Leticia, Keaton & Kolton.

Bednarczuk Family - Mar 31, 2016

We were so terribly sorry to hear the news of your family’s loss. We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Debbie Smith - Mar 31, 2016

So very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. I know that our lives were blessed with having you guys as friends. Know that our love and prayers are with you always.

Jill & Clayton Tinnelly and Payton West - Mar 31, 2016

Thinking of you all! He will be dearly missed. Keep talking about him every day he will hear you. Love you all. Love your Nebraska Family

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