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Welcome to the memorial page for

Kenneth C. Locascio

May 29, 1942 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 75)

Kenneth C. Locascio, 75, of Auburn, died Wednesday August 23, 2017 at his home.

After serving in the US Navy, Ken began his career with Ford Motor Company at World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI where he met his wife Dianne.

He was then given the opportunity to join Rockwell International in Military Sales while pursuing a degree from Cleary College, five evenings a week, year around.

Having his degree in Finance the next step was Eaton Corporation.

A few years his boss at Eaton was leaving to take a position with Bendix Corporation and asked Ken to come with him. This then was a move to Ohio for the whole family.

Kens next venture was with Midland Ross handling the International Harvester account which now brought the family to Fort Wayne. This is where both sons grew up and went to school. Ken pursued his Masters Degree at the University of St. Francis during this time.

Given another opportunity, this time with Lear Segler, Ken and Dianne came back to Michigan. Ken stayed with the automotive/truck industry throughout his working career.

Always wanting to return to Indiana, Ken jumped at the offer to be Vice President of sales and Marketing for Douglas Autotech just across the Michigan and Indian border. Ken traveled extensively throughout Europe during this time. Ken retired from Douglas in 2003 and he and Dianne moved to Auburn where he enjoyed golf and volunteering at the ACD Museum.

Kens favorite hobbies were duck hunting, fishing and decoy carving. He enjoyed collecting Lionel trains as well as restoring old cars. In 1975 he purchased his first antique car, a Model A Ford that he completely restored. There were many others to follow. Right now his 1957 Ford Thunderbird proudly sits in his garage.

Ken is survived by his wife Dianne of 52 years; sons, Karl (Angela) Locascio of Zionsville and Kevin Locascio of Fort Wayne; a precious granddaughter, Elena Locascio of Zionsville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday with visitation one hour prior at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 4916 Trier Road, Fort Wayne. Rev. Thomas Shoemaker officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn. Entombment will be held in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. To sign the online guest book, visit www.pinningtonfh.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
August 27, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Servies
502 N. Main Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Visitation
Monday
August 28, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
4916 Trier Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
August 28, 2017

10:30 AM
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
4916 Trier Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835


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