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Dale E. Benfer

Posted By Scott Hanes On February 25, 2019 @ 8:21 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

Dale E. Benfer, 92, of Tiffin, OH passed away on February 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 23, 1927 in Bellevue, OH the son of the late Zeldon and Marian (Schell) Benfer. He married Elvina “Kitty” Pressette on April 8, 1955 in Fostoria and she survives.

Dale worked as a welder at Chemi-Trol for twenty-seven years until he retired in January of 1989. He loved boating and was a racing fanatic with his wife. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, the outdoors and playing the guitar.

Dale is survived by his wife of sixty-three years Elvina “Kitty” Benfer, Tiffin; children, Phyllis (Sonny) Brickman, McComb, Cheryl (Dan) Lucius, Upper Sandusky, Michael (Deborah Pedraja) Benfer, Orlando, FL, Susan (Rich) Jones, Green Springs and Judi (Chad) VanDoren, Clyde; siblings, Harold (Ruth) Benfer, Bellevue and Phyllis Downing, Avon Park, FL; thirteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elson Benfer and two grandchildren.

Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH.

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#1 Condolence By Cindy Kaiser On February 26, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

Aunt Kitty,
We were saddened to hear of Uncle Dale’s passing. May loving memories of him ease your loss and bring comfort to all. Forever remembered, forever missed.
Love & Hugs,
Cindy and Bill Kaiser

#2 Condolence By Dusty Holbrook On February 26, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

My deepest sympathies to you Judi and your entire family.

#3 Condolence By Erica Zulauf On February 26, 2019 @ 7:51 pm

We are so sorry for your loss, Judi, Ron, Lindsey, and your entire family. May you find peace and healing in gods hands as you go through this loss. We love you and are praying for you all.

Erica, Mark, and the kids.

#4 Condolence By Rita Benavidez On February 26, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

Dear Kitty,
Sorry to hear about Dale , but we will be praying Gods peace and comfort for you and your family.
Love you,

#5 Condolence By Kim Schank On February 26, 2019 @ 9:22 pm

Kitty so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember how Dale would bring you and pick you up from work. You two where a true testimony to what marriage is. Know that I am praying for you and your family. Loving Thoughts Kim

#6 Condolence By Joni Chambers On February 27, 2019 @ 12:31 am

My deepest condolences to everyone

#7 Condolence By Eileen Kurtz On February 27, 2019 @ 1:05 am

Know you will all miss him ,but just know heaven has gained a very special angel, so hugs for ya all !!!!! . Eileen Kurtz

#8 Condolence By Jennifer Willey On February 27, 2019 @ 1:23 am

I am sorry to hear about Dale. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jennifer Willey

#9 Condolence By William Ensign On February 27, 2019 @ 2:18 am

Our time on earth is short;
Our reward in heaven eternal.
Kitty, our thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Bill & Jackie Ensign

#10 Condolence By Rebecca Hainline On February 28, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

Kitty, I’m so sorry to hear this, god has truly gained an angel, I pray god gives you and your family comfort.

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