Keith McCormick, 95, Sandusky, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many, returned home to his heavenly Father Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2013, in Providence Care Centers.
Keith was born Aug. 9, 1918, to Maurice and Ena (Carnegie) McCormick. He was raised on Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada, until he moved to Sandusky in 1952. He retired from Hallmark Furniture in 1982 and following his retirement was employed by Real Estate Enterprises. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II, supporting Allied Forces on a mine sweeper in the English Channel on D-Day.
Keith was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Huron for 58 years, Masonic Lodge of Pelee Island, a past member of the American Legion in Sandusky, and Canadian Legion on Pelee Island. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Keith is survived by his three daughters, Rebecca (Jerry) Leibacher of Castalia, Caryl McCormick of Columbus and Julie (Matt) Wenzinger of Sandusky; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Amy) Leibacher, Victoria Hundley, Kelly (Mike) Crabtree, Jenna Kemp, Kaity and Ian Lyle, and Holly, Rachael and Aubrey Wenzinger; eight great-grandchildren, Nick, Jake and Kylie Leibacher, Mikayla and Cole Hundley, Jilienne Nason, and Bryce and Matt Crabtree; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Eileen (David) McCormick; four sisters, Catherine and Jean McCormick, Margaret Oare, and Pauline Mallott; and four brothers, George, Douglas, Dennis and Paul Maxwell McCormick.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where Masonic Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main St., Huron, with Pastor Mandy Oleson presiding. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Those wishing to contribute to Keith's memory may do so to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main St. Huron, OH 44839, or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.