DALE E. MAURER age 77,
Of Kettlersville, died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, OH. He was born on March 30, 1942 in Sidney, OH. He was the son of the late Edward F. and Elsie (Johns) Maurer. On September 5, 1963, in Piqua, OH, he married Naomi Frantom who survives near Kettlersville. Also surviving are their children; Brian and Jenny Maurer of Kettlersville, Curt and Laura Maurer of Anna, and Stephanie and Joe Klingshirn of Rossburg, OH., eight grandchildren, one step grandson, two great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Dale is also survived by his siblings; Judy and Dave Wilber of Huron, OH., Jerry and Ginny Maurer of Kettlersville and Carol and Randy Wentz of Kettlersville.
Dale was an active member of the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, serving in many ways that were asked of him. He was a 1960 graduate of Anna High School, where he excelled in basketball, baseball, and track. For many years he served as an advisor for the Kettlersville Livestock 4-H Club. Being a life-long farmer was more than a job for Dale, it was the very essence of who he was. This lifestyle also led him to membership into a number of farming and dairy organizations over the years. Dale was a traditionalist, and was proud to have raised his family on the Maurer homestead. In his spare time from working, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially taking the time to fly kites.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at the Schwaberow Cemetery, Kettlersville. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4 until 8 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until the time of the services at the church. Memorial contributions can be directed to the church memorial fund. Condolences to the Maurer family may be left online at gilberghartwigfh.com.
Marla Threewits saysMay 3, 2019 at 11:53 am
Was SO very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. I had planned to come to the viewing but will be unable to. I am supposed to walk in the Indy Mini Marathon early tomorrow morning so will be leaving Friday afternoon to go over for that.
I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend either the viewing or the funeral. You and your family have my deepest condolences. Your rather sounds like an awesome man. That doesn’t surprise me…. 😉 Take care.
Dick & Kathie Eshleman saysMay 4, 2019 at 12:09 pm
Judy, We didn’t get the chance to extend our condolences to you and Dave at the church. You have our deepest sympathy.
Judy Wilber saysMay 6, 2019 at 11:28 am
Thank you Kathie and Dick