Dale Hoffman, 71, Upper Sandusky, died at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.
Born in Carey on Sept. 12, 1946, he was the son of the late Floyd and Virginia (Ritter) Hoffman. He married Joyce Ann Tharp and they later divorced.
Surviving are his two daughters, Angie (Steve) Karg of Upper Sandusky and Andrea (Michael) Fox of Carey; seven grandchildren, Tabitha, Brendan, Meredith, Drew, Matt, Hanna and Brianna; four sisters, Connie Komarek of Tucson, Ariz., Terry Gibson Sherman of Tiffin, Glory Stalter of Bucyrus and Darla Hoffman of Las Vegas, Nev.; his caregiver the past five years, Tina Beckley of Upper Sandusky; and his long-time friend and mentor, Chaplain Harold Davidson. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Floyd Hoffman.
Dale graduated from Carey High School in 1964. His most fond memory was playing football and he continued to follow Blue Devil football. He loved celebrating his girls’ birthdays by personally decorating their cakes. He enjoyed collecting old bottles and was a member of a bottle collecting club in Findlay. He also enjoyed visiting Ohio historical landmarks and collecting lighthouse replicas.
At Dale’s request, he will be cremated. A graveside service will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, with the Rev. Karen Farr officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale E. Hoffman Memorial Fund in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to StombaughBatton.com.