Dale E. Martin, 71, of Wooster, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Wooster Community Hospital after a period of declining health
Dale was born July 28, 1945 in Dover and was the son of Calvin Schlegel and Ilene Swinehart and was raised by his mother, Ilene and step-father Allen Martin. Dale graduated from Killbuck High School in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army from 1965 – 1967 having been stationed in Germany. He married the former Linda Miller on July 18, 1970 and together they shared 46 years together. He retired from Cerco-Diamonite in 2010 after 46 years of service and was a member of Welcome Church of Christ and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Hope. Dale had been a softball and baseball coach for his kids having played softball himself. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks and watching NASCAR. Dale always enjoyed helping people and was a faithful blood donor for the American Red Cross.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; daughter, Deeanne Daugherty and son, Douglas Martin both of Wooster; 5 grandchildren, Cody, Megan and Mackenzie Daugherty and Dakota and Katie Martin; sisters, Mary Ann Wirth of Shreve and Elaine Baker of Holmesville, brother, Timothy Martin of Lakeville and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and an infant brother, Clyde.
Services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mount Hope with Pastor Bruce Breudigan officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions my be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 11, Mount Hope, OH 44660 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236 Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements.
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