Gleckler, Dale

Written by David Green.

Dale E. Gleckler, 81, of Lyons, Ohio, died March 17, 2012, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich.

He was born May 30, 1930, in Lyons, to the late Harvey George and Thelma L. (Rowland) Gleckler. He married Margaret “Shorty” Tobin on Aug. 4, 1951, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Assumption, Ohio, and she preceded him in death Dec. 28, 2010.

Dale was a life-long resident of Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School in 1948. From 1951 to 1953 he served his country in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, he worked for SE Johnson Road Construction until retirement in 1992, and belonged to Local 18, Ohio Operating Engineers of Ohio.

Dale was active in his community, serving as a member of the Lyons Village Council for 12 years and the Lyons-Royalton Fire Department for 44 years. He also was a member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574 and the Lyons American Legion.

Dale is survived by three sons, Kim (and Linda) Gleckler of Lyons, Kip (and Jo) Gleckler of Clear Lake, Ind., and Kelly (and Andrea) Gleckler of Lyons; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Howard Gleckler; and two sisters, Leona Gleckler and Ida Mae Slagle.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons. Visitation Is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Lenawee Medical Care Facility Activity Fund, Lyons-Royalton Twp. Fire Dept., or a charity of the donor's choice.

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