Kevin P. Dudgeon, 45, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Mercy Health-St. Rita's. He was born on February 15, 1977, in St. Mary’s to Phillip Dudgeon who preceded him in death, and Linda Kemper who survives in Delphos.
He is also survived by a stepfather, Mike Kemper of Delphos; children, Emilee Dudgeon of St. Mary’s, Jordan Dudgeon of Delphos, Damien Dudgeon of Delphos, Zack Dudgeon of Delphos and Aubrey Dudgeon of Delphos; his brothers, Brian (Jennifer) Dudgeon of Delphos, Brad Dudgeon of Wapakoneta, and Travis Dudgeon of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Donald and Ruth Hartsock and Leonard and Bonnie Dudgeon; and a nephew, Phillip Dudgeon.
Kevin worked for Lakeview Farms for over twenty years. He just recently started working for Bunge. He attended Delphos Jefferson High School. He was a member of the Delphos Eagles Aerie # 471. Kevin loved sports, especially football as he played for Delphos Jefferson. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, and NASCAR fan loving to follow Dale Earnardt and Dale Jr. in their careers. He also loved going to Cincinnati Reds games, and mushroom hunting.
Kevin was a big hearted, loyal friend, son and dad. He and his friends had a yearly “hot pepper challenge.” Despite his weak stomach, they would find the hottest peppers, including a gummy bear hotter than a ghost pepper, and eat it not being allowed to drink anything for five minutes. This event was an example of his love of life and rivalry where all could have fun. He loved to laugh and make others laugh.
Funeral services will be held at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Kelly Baeza will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 that same day at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. The family requests that, If possible, please wear Ohio State Buckeye attire to the funeral.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.