Dale E. Stever

October 31, 1938 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 82)


Columbus Grove, Ohio

Dale E. Stever, 82, died at 6:43 am, on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  He was born October 31, 1938, in Allentown, Ohio to the late Harold and Opal (Wheeler) Stever.

He had been married to Marelese K. (Wilsey) Stever and she survives

Dale is survived by two sons, Scott (Karin) Stever of Ottawa and Greg Stever of Bluffton; four grandchildren, Josie Stever, Beau Stever, Sean (Brook) Stever and Marty Stever; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Gary Stever and his sister, Gloria Jean Stever.

Dale was a graduate of Elida High School, class of 1956.  He had retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 35 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving from 1961-1963.  Dale was a long time member of the Bower-Slusser American Legion Post 516, Columbus Grove, where he served as past Commander and Finance Officer.  He had also been a member and served as Commander of the combined Color Guard of the American Legion and William N. Witteborg VFW, Post 9648.  He also was a member of the Columbus Grove Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2772.  Dale had enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards with friends, and watching Ohio State Football and Basketball.

Services will begin at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Jim Klausing will officiate with burial to follow in Truro West Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Hartman Sons Funeral, Columbus Grove.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the combined American Legion-VFW Color Guard, 412 Plum Street, Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830.

With respect to social distancing due to the Covid-19 virus, the family understands that if you choose to stay home at this time, please take a moment and remember Dale, go online to, share a memory and/or your condolences.

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April 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral (Columbus Grove)

Funeral Service
April 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

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