Don W. Dangler, Jr.

November 30, 1945 - September 16, 2013

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Obituary

Service: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11 a.m. in the Independent Baptist Church, State Road 3 North, South Milford, Indiana

Calling: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - after 2 p.m. with an evening service at 6 p.m.
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Don W. Dangler, Jr., 67, of South Milford died Monday, September 16, 2013, at 7:12 a.m. in Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.

He was a lifetime area resident.

Mr. Dangler was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in South Milford.

He owned and operated the Waterloo Hardware in Waterloo for several years. He also worked for Auburn Concrete Products in Auburn, Emma’s Warehouse in Emma, and Kelly’s Salvage and Hardware in Rome City.

Don loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed trading, which was evident throughout his career in sales.

He was born November 30, 1945, in Auburn to Don W. Dangler, Sr. and Gracie (Crager) Dangler. His father preceded him in death in November, 1980. On November 11, 2003, he married Betty Slone in Butler. She preceded him in death on August 6, 2008.

Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Schlotterback of Auburn; his mother, Gracie Neeley of Waterloo; stepchildren, Leslie and Thomas Sibert of South Milford, Bridgette Southwood and Keith Mapes of LaGrange, Kim and Matt Green of Avilla, Terry and Angie Napier of Wolcottville, and Jerry Napier of Kendallville; three grandchildren, Tanessa Schlotterback, Macy Schlotterback, and Isaac Schlotterback; eight step grandchildren, Lotus Sibert, Sabra Manns, Brent Manns, Cameron Green, Tori Green, Lisa Napier, Kevin Napier, and Tyler Napier; two sisters, Sherry and Jamal Anabtawi of Fort Wayne and Susan and Mitchell Kruse of Auburn; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Bolen-Sawyer of South Milford; and brothers-in-law, David and Theresa Bolen of Wolcottville, Earl and Jewell Bolen of Kendallville, and Sheridan and Joyce Hall of Waterloo.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Scott Dangler in September, 1984, and a brother, Rex Dangler in 1990.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Independent Baptist Church in South Milford, with Pastor Earl Bolen, Pastor David Bolen, Pastor Sheridan Hall, and Pastor Mitchell Kruse officiating. Burial will be in the South Milford Cemetery.

Calling is Wednesday, September 18, 2013, after 2 p.m. in the church where there will be an evening service at 6 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the Independent Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society, or to Presence Sacred Heart Home.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Wednesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Lotus
June 5th, 2017 5:06am

Hey, just came to watch the vid and I started to cry. Miss you grandpa. Hope to see you later. Love you. -Lotus

Lotus Sibert
September 16th, 2016 11:45pm

Hey grandpa miss ya so much <3 much love

Lotus Sibert
March 11th, 2016 9:25pm

You were the best thing in the world to me. Thanks for getting me ice cream every day and goin fishin

Lotus
March 11th, 2016 9:23pm

I miss my gramps

Jenny (Creager) Carroll
September 19th, 2013 7:35pm
Hudson, IN

Thoughts and prayers to the Dangler family. Don was my step-grandfather and I have many wonderful memories of him. He was always warm and loving. I remember him letting me play in his semi, riding the tractor with him, collecting eggs and his collection of the California raisins (and many other wonderful times)! He will always be remembered dearly.

Brandy Molina
September 19th, 2013 3:13pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Dear Dangler Family; While reading the online obituary, I observed the death of your love one. Death is an enemy to mankind and who can understand it? IT can and dose have a devastating effect on you and your family as well. Can you imagine reading a newspaper with the headline: "When Death is Swallowed Up Forever....." What a wonderful time that will be. Revelation 21:4 offers this hope, it states: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." What a comforting hope. If you would be interested in learning even more, I can send you a little tract free of charge that is entitle "What Hope For Dead Loved Ones?" I am not asking anything from you and never will, I am not selling or conducting any business at any sort. I am just showing neighborly love just like (Luke 10:27) tells us to do. If you have any Questions please feel free to contact me at this e-mail address here (b.molina56@yahoo.com). I offer my sincere condolences, may the God of peace be with you and your family. Sincerely Yours, Brandy Molina

Janet & Kenny Bodenhafer
September 19th, 2013 12:03am
Kendallville

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Kenny& Janet

September 18th, 2013 4:32pm

We had so many fun memories of Donny - we use to camp together when all our kids were small -always so good natured and is surely going to be missed - save a place for all of us Donny!!!

Bob & Nan Gerber
September 18th, 2013 9:22am
Butler, Indiana

Our thoughts & Prayers go out to the Family, I have Special memories of Donny, A fun Loving Guy, always made you laugh, a cousin I will Never Forget!

Leslie Sibert
September 17th, 2013 8:55pm
South Milford

I love you so much Pops, we will miss you. Im so thankful for the gift you have left us, knowing that we will meet again in Heaven and never have to say goodbye. Love you so much. You and Mom be good. Love Your biggest baby,Leslie, Tommy, and Lotus

Deb (Dangler) Blotkamp
September 17th, 2013 8:55pm
Edgerton, ohio

Michelle, we are so soprry for the loss of your father. He is in a better place and not suffering anymore. Thoughts & prayers coming your way. Thinking of you and God Bless.

Tawnya English
September 17th, 2013 7:41pm
Antwerp, Ohio

My condolences to the family. Michelle, Thinking about you during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

JERRY & JO HART
September 17th, 2013 3:35pm
WATERLOO, IN

DEAR GRACIE AND FAMILY; SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF DON, BUT WE KNOW HE IS AT REST AND NO PAIN NOW. IT IS SO HARD TO LET GO OF A LOVED ONE. GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. WITH LOVE JERRY AND JO

Bill & Kari Lipscomb
September 17th, 2013 1:57pm
Mongo, IN

We love and miss you, Donnie. Thank you for showing us how to live life to the fullest, Cousin! We'll see you again soon.