Dennis J. Wiltshire, executive vice-president of Klosterman Baking Co., died unexpectedly Jan. 21 while on a business trip in Orlando. He was 56.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Wiltshire joined Klosterman in 1977 after graduating from Dayton Christian High School. He worked for Klosterman Baking for 32 years, first as a delivery truck driver. He received numerous promotions over the years, rising to the position of executive vice-president.
A member of the Vandalia Baptist Temple for more than 30 years, Mr. Wiltshire also was a member of the Maketewah Country Club. He was a passionate fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds.
He is survived by his wife of the past 37 years, Joy M. (Brown) Wiltshire; two daughters, Jessica Wiltshire-Washburn (Rodney Washburn) and Erica Wiltshire-Washburn (Rich Washburn); seven grandchildren, Arielle, Rodney, Ava, Ayla, Ashton, Kandice and Alec; and by one great-grandson, Austin. Mr. Wiltshire was preceded in death by his mother, Jean (Strosick) Winland.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 28, at the Vandalia Baptist Temple, 724 Helke Road, Vandalia, Ohio. The family will be receiving friends from 3 p.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Vandalia Baptist Temple, the Pink Ribbon Girls, 15 S. Second St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Special messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.mortonwhetstonefh.com.