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Darwin D. Dale

Born: Sun., Feb. 17, 1935
Died: Wed., Jun. 15, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Location: Hanley and Sons

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: Hanley and Sons

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Darwin D. Dale, 81, of South Bend passed away on Wednesday, June 15th in his residence with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was born on February 17, 1935 in South Bend, IN to the late V. Lavon and Mary M. (Gillis) Dale.

On June 10, 1961 in South Bend he married the former Mildred “Sharon” Horvath who survives.

Darwin is also survived by his four sons, John D. Dale, Mark A. (Lucy) Dale, Richard M. (Mary) Dale all of South Bend and Rodney L. Dale of Granger; seven grandchildren, Rashelle, Kristen, Justin, Jessica, Jenna, Austin and Ethan, a great grandson, Roman, Jr. all whom he loved and cherished and his sister, Frances J. VanLake of Florida.

He was lifetime resident of the Michiana Area.  He worked as a Truck Driver for Simon Brothers Food Service which then became Clark Food Service retiring after 30 years of service.  He was also a Volunteer Fire Fighter for German Township for 26 years.

Darwin was member of the St. Joseph Young Men’s Society, South Bend, the Boy Scouts and a life member of the Ardmore Brethren Church, South Bend.  He was an avid Notre Dame and NASCAR Fan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Rd. 23/W. Ireland Rd., South Bend.   Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Gene Eckerly officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Ardmore Brethren Church, 23370 Ardmore Trail, South Bend, IN 46628.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements, services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Dale family.

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John and Cindy (Haab) Arnt
   Posted Fri June 17, 2016
Sharon and family, I am so sorry to read this on the Internet, I just want to say how sorry I am that you lost your Husband and the Kids Father..I will remember him as the great fire fighter on the fire Department and A great Father and husband..I am sending our love. Cindy and John Arnt.

Jackie Burbridge-Casey
   Posted Sat June 18, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Darwin's passing. Sending my love and prayers to Aunt Sharon, John David, Mark, Richard, Rodney and their families.

Susan Leverich Cameron
   Posted Wed June 22, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with my sister Sharon and the entire family. He will be missed but is in a better place.
Sorry I neglected to sign the Registry while there for the viewing. I so much enjoyed seeing many of my family that I rarely see. There is something good in all things.

Lisa D.
   Posted Thu June 23, 2016
Condolences to Darwin's family. He will truly be missed. May you find comfort in God's promise at John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life". After that time we will be able to enjoy life with our loved ones the way the Creator originally purposed...forever.

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