September 24, 1925 - December 26, 2014
Age: 89 Place of Residence: of Tippecanoe, Indiana Time, Date & Place of Death: 8:30 am, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at his residence after being in failing health for 9 months Date of Birth: Sept. 24, 1925 Place of Birth: Kosciusko County, Ind. Parents Names: Joseph and Sarah (Sievers) Blackford Date and Place of Marriage: April 21, 1946 in Mentone, Indiana to Beverly J. Lozier she preceded Feb. 1, 1990, he then married on April 13, 1991 in Bourbon, Indiana to Deloris Dunnuck Ellinger she survives Occupation: He was the U.S. Postmaster at the Tippecanoe Post Office for 27 years starting in the early 60’s. Memberships: Dale graduated from Tippecanoe High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army in WWII where he was a part of the 741st Engineer Base Equipment Company. He spent 18 months overseas in Guam and Hawaii. He was a lifetime member of the Tippecanoe Community Church where he held numerous positions. He was a founding member of the Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Dept. starting in 1961. He was longest serving member of any Fire Dept. in Marshall County. He was an instrumental part of starting the EMS service in Tippecanoe. Survivors and place of residence: Wife – Deloris Blackford - Tippecanoe Daughters – Marsha and husband Edward Miller – Tippecanoe, Ind. Deborah Blackford - Tippecanoe, Ind. Lisa and husband Timothy Kreft – Tippecanoe, Ind. 7 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren 6 Sisters – Carol Baugher – Tippecanoe, Helen McIntyre – Tippecanoe, Nancy and husband Richard Kreft – Tippecanoe, Viola and husband Gene Ward – Argos, Sarah and husband Ronald Kauffman – Etna Green, and Rose and husband Ray Harroff - Warsaw Brother – Dean and wife Barbara Blackford – Warsaw, Ind. Step Children Include – Denny, Kent, Stan, Ron, and Roger Ellinger Lisa Brannon, Christine Kitch, and Candy Sexton Preceded in Death By: Wife – Beverly J. Blackford Daughter – Brenda Hepler who passed July 4, 2014 4 Brothers – Paul, Robert, Charles, and William Blackford 3 Sisters – Pauline Blackburn, Kathyrn Montalbano, Mary Lozier Time and Date of Services: 11:00 am, Wednesday, Dec. 31 with 1 hour of visitation prior to the service Place of Services: Tippecanoe Community Church 2920 18 B Road Tippecanoe, Indiana Minister: Rev. Douglas Fritzel, Rev. George Shoemaker, and Larrie Kreft Place of Burial: Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana with military graveside rites being preformed Visitation Hours: 2 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at Tippecanoe Community Church Tippecanoe, Indiana Memorial Contributions to: Gideon’s International or the Center for Hospice of Plymouth or the Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Dept.
Age: 89 Place of Residence: of Tippecanoe, Indiana Time, Date & Place of Death: 8:30 am, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at his residence after being in failing health for 9 months Date of Birth: Sept. 24, 1925 Place of Birth: Kosciusko County, Ind. Parents... View Obituary & Service Information
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Age: 89 Place of Residence: of Tippecanoe, Indiana
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