Dopp, Lyle

Written by David Green.

Lyle J. Dopp, 75, of Fayette, Ohio, May 30, 2010, at Heartland of Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Hudson, Mich., to the late John William and Marvel (Osmun) Dopp. He married Lila Jones March 1, 1984 in Wauseon, and she survives.

Lyle graduated from Chesterfield (Ohio)High School in 1953 and spent his life farming and working at various factories, most recently the foundry in Lyons. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid NASCAR and Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Surviving Lyle besides his wife are two sons, Nathan (and Michelle) Dopp of Holgate, Ohio, and Doug Pfund of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Deb (and John) Felix and Delene (and Don) Toia, all of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Paul (and Margaret) Dopp of Kosciusko, Miss., William (and Vickie) Dopp of Archbold, Ohio, Dale (and Sherry) Dopp of Jackson, Mich., and Roger Dopp of Findlay, Ohio; one sister, Judy Vanderveer, of Morenci, Mich.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Eagle Funeral Home–Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Verne Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. 

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