Ivan Otho Losey, 97, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday evening, December 25, 2013 at Logan Acres. He was born in Middleburg, Ohio on July 27, 1916 to the late Pleasant Otho and Lucretia E. (Marquis) Losey. He married the former ZellaAnn Carpenter on April 13, 1949 in Bellefontaine and she preceded him in death on December 2, 1980. Ivan was also preceded in death by a daughter Connie L. Vice in 2011, and brothers Andrew Herman Losey and John C. Losey.
Ivan was a 1935 graduate of Middleburg High School. He was a retired farmer and had also worked 13 years at Rockwell International. Ivan was a member of Gretna Brethren Church. He supported the Logan County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Tri-County Community Action Commission. Ivan loved to fish, tell stories, and play the harmonica.
Ivan is survived by his second wife, Lucille M. (Hathcock) Losey of Bellefontaine, whom he married May 18, 1986 in Bellefontaine; his children: Ivan Howard Losey of Ohio, Ruth Ann (Ken) Cundey of Social Circle, Georgia, and Thomas P. (Rebecca) Losey of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2-4 pm with the funeral service at 4 pm officiated by Pastor Larry Brown. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11 am.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or Gretna Brethren Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.