Donald L Dyer

July 03, 1936 - November 05, 2013

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Calling: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 3 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel

Graveside Service: At a later date in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne
Donald L. Dyer, 77, of Rome City died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 12:30 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne following an extended illness.

He has resided near Rome City for two years, coming from Big Long Lake.

Mr. Dyer retired after 50 years as a brick mason with Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky.

He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla.

Don was a proud member of the Honor Guard. He was a member of the SAL at the Rome City American Legion Post 381 and the Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Men's Auxiliary.

He was born July 3, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Elliott and Frances (Hoffelder) Dyer.

Surviving are his companion, Carol Cory of Rome City; three sons, Timothy J. Dyer of Albion, Douglas L. (Teresa) Dyer of Big Long Lake, and Joseph T. (Hope) Dyer of Big Long Lake; two grandsons, Troy M. Dyer of Big Long Lake and Matthew Dyer of Big Long Lake; two sisters, Maryann Quinn of Fort Wayne and Suzann (Steve) Armstrong of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Thomas Dyer of Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (Noll) Dyer; his second wife, Betty Gerbers Dyer; a brother, John Dyer; and a brother-in-law, William Ray Quinn.

Calling is Friday, November 8, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville.

A graveside service will be held at Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to the Honor Guard.

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Alanna Coffelt
November 13th, 2013 6:24pm
Kendallville IN

Carol. I am so sorry to hear that you lost your friend and companion. I have not seen you for years, but always loved you to be around you and Larry. You have always been the classiest lady. I met your grandaughter, Teresa's daughter and family by accident when I was in western Indiana this summer. I hope you are doing okay. Such a loss when you find someone special. Alanna (McGuire)

Gayle & Eddie Long
November 11th, 2013 12:31am
New Haven, IN.

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Don; a friend of mine since high school at Central Catholic, Ft.Wayne and a friend of my husband, Eddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dyer and Quinn families. God Bless you all.

Jacki Frain
November 8th, 2013 11:37pm

Carol, Teresa, Deb and family, Our condolences to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jacki Frain and employees at Pulaski County Human Services Inc.

beth gerbers young
November 8th, 2013 2:01am

I will always remember how you always refered to me as your oldest daughter, and how I had to keep correcting you,'no pops , I'm your favorite !' You have always had a special place in this family .you will be, so missed

Lynn Gerardot
November 8th, 2013 12:04am
Adams Lake

My deepest sympathy to the Dyer family. I lost a good bricklayer and high school friend. We had many of laughs thru the years. I will miss him. Lynn Gerardot

Lori & Dan Gagen
November 7th, 2013 7:03pm
Albion, IN

We just learned of Don's passing today and are so sorry. Deepest sympathies to Carol, her family, and all of Don's family members.

Brian Steffey
November 7th, 2013 2:21pm
Big Long Lake

Thinking back-once Don didn't have to worry about what kind of trouble I was getting the boys into-I saw that smile a whole lot more. He will be in my heart always.

Kim Freed
November 7th, 2013 1:01pm

this man was the best stepdad a girl could ask for. his passing has left a hole in our hearts that in going to take a very long time to heal. I Love You Poppa Don.

Whitney Conforto
November 7th, 2013 2:49am

Words can't describe what my family is going through dealing with the loss of this great man. Sending thoughts and prayers to Carol and the Dyer family. Fly high PAPA DON. And give my grandma a kiss from me

Sandra Cory
November 6th, 2013 10:22pm
Friendswood, Texas

Don was a blessing to our entire family and will forever be missed. Sending my love and condolences to Mom and his family. From "his Texas girl" ~ Sandra.

Tom and Jane Hulen
November 6th, 2013 8:52pm

We are both so very sorry to hear of Don's passing - our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Blessings, Tom and Jane