Dale Eugene Kesler, 78, of Tiffin, died at 12:16 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, and is now with his beloved wife, Dorothy.
He was born July 3, 1934, in Tiffin, to Richard C. and Berthella M. (Morrison) Kesler. He married Margaret McIntyre in 1961, and they later divorced. He then married Dorothy Billiard Lepard July 1, 1972, and she died May 3, 2010.
Survivors include a son, Perry Kesler of Tiffin; two stepsons, Steven (Beverly) Lepard of Tiffin and Larry (Joanne) Lepard of Norwalk; and three grandchildren, Eric, Steve and Brittany Kesler.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Jim C. Kesler; and two sisters, Ruth Robinson and Mary Jane Karrick.
Mr. Kesler retired from Ex-Cell after 30 years as a machine operator and custodian. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He enjoyed attending steam and tractor shows and train observation.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Attica-Venice Cemetery, with the Rev. Donna Van Trees officiating. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, in care of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113.
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