Kenneth Charles “Kenny” Prechtel, 73, of Carlisle Township, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013, at his home. He was born October 9, 1940 in Elyria, to Laura Prechtel Long and the late Ralph Prechtel.
Mr. Prechtel grew up in North Ridgeville and resided in Elyria most of his life. Ken served in the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard. He worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for many years.
Ken served four terms as Carlisle Township Trustee and eight years as Carlisle Township Chairman. He was instrumental in the founding of the new Carlisle Township fire station. In 2004, he ran for State Representative of District 57. Ken was also a supporter of AA. He was a member of Lorain County Trustee and Clerks Assoc., Ohio Twp. Association, National Assoc. of Towns and Townships and a former member of Masonic Lodge #628 F&AM, Sheffield.
He was a former member of United Auto Workers, Teamsters Local 52 and 571.
He enjoyed growing perennials, selling items on E-Bay and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his mother, Laura Prechtel-Long of LaGrange; brother, Daniel (Maricia) Prechtel of Atlanta, Georgia; daughters, Christine (Argil) Stanley of Norwalk, Donna Scheidler of Elyria, Connie (Walter) Boardwine of Lorain; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; former wife of 37 years, Barbara Prechtel; his companion, Patricia Simmons of Cleveland; and dear friend, Kenny Woods.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Prechtel; and stepfather, Raymond Long.
Services will be private. Burial will be private at Brookdale Cemetery.