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West, Michael J.

ORRVILLE  Michael J. West, age 67, of Orrville, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Summa Akron City Hospital, following a period of declining health.

Mike was born on July 17, 1952, in Dover, Ohio, to Robert and Marilyn (Jones) West and graduated from Dalton High School (Wayne County JVS) in 1971. He married Connie (nee: Smith) Hershberger on March 23, 2017, in Orrville.

He worked as a Semi-Truck Driver for Schnieders Trucking, retiring in 2015.  He previously worked as a supervisor for Krispy Kreme in Akron and a machinist for Westinghouse Corp in Orrville for many years.

Mike enjoyed woodworking and building many things for his friends and family. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Hershberger of Orrville; three daughters, Shannon (Andy) Butler of Dalton, Mikka (Jason) Rentz of North Lawrence, and Jenna West of Massillon; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert “Bob” (Suzy) West of Marshallville, Larry (Bonnie) West of Dalton, and Jerry (Lisa) West of Wooster; and his dog, Taz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald West; and his dog, Tessa.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, with Pastor Mark Hirst officiating.

Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, prior to the service.

Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation at

Auble Funeral Homes
512 East Oak Street
P.O. Box 231
Orrville, Ohio 44667
PHONE: 330-682-2966

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