Russell T. Kiko

Born Oct. 7, 1915 in Massillon, he was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Rohr) Kiko. A life resident of the Canton and Minerva areas, he resided in Minerva.

Mr. Kiko was retired from his auction firm, which he and his wife began in 1942 and operated with their 10 sons and three daughters.

He was a member of the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame and the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame.

He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and a retired charter board member of Consumers National Bank.

He was a 1945 graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneers.

Survivors include his wife, Coletta M. (Gill), whom he married Nov. 26, 1938; sons, Russell Jr. (Pam) of Salem, Richard (Patricia) of North Canton, Daniel (Pam) of Salem, Frederick of Carlsbad, Calif., James (Suzanne) of Paris, Thomas of Canton, L. Joseph (Janice) of East Canton, Eugene of Canton and John (Lynn) of Alliance; daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Wanda) Lahr of Navarre, Mrs. Bill (Margery) Cleary of Mantua and Mrs. Lennie (Bertha) Milano of Minerva; 63 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert of East Canton, Willard of Minerva and Robert of Louisville; and sisters, Mrs. Roy (Jean) Harsh of North Canton and Mrs, Clarence (Helen) Dittmer Jr. of Canal Fulton. A son, William P., brother, Gilbert, sisters, Esther Heather and Betty Floom, and granddaughter, Tamara Kiko, died previously.

Calling hours will be held anytime Sunday, with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m., at Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva and from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva, with the Rev. Msgr. John Campbell and the Rev. Msgr. Cronan Malloy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Stark County.

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