Dale Leroy Sheldon
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Dale Leroy Sheldon
  • November 18, 1937 - July 27, 2016
  • Michigan

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SSG Dale Leroy Sheldon (Ret.)., age 78 of Kingsley, passed away on July 27, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Ruth. Cherished father of Tammy (Benjamin) Bogle, Patsy (Frank) Kuhlman, Lee Sheldon, Bobby Clark, Corey (Donna) Egeler, Jessie (Heather) Egeler, Donna Johnson, Brenda ( Steve McGuire) Ransom, Evelyn (David Allen) Johnson, Bernadette (Trevor Morrison) Johnson and the late Rex Sheldon. Dear grandfather and great grandfather to many grandchildren. Son of the late Harold and Adella (Ryon) Sheldon. Brother of Keith Sheldon, Sandy Wurm and the late Virginia, Maxine, Lois and Theresa. Former spouse of the late Frances Nowak. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and his faithful dog, Buddy. Close family friend of April Yothers. Dale proudly served 25 years in the U.S Army, then came home and finished his career with United Technology Inc. Dale had a great love for country music, old western movies, the Detroit Tigers, travelling and his K-9 companions. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an inspiration to everyone he met in various ways. He was known to everyone as either "Dad" , "Grandpa" or "Papa". His story telling will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Monday, August 1, 2016; 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1pm with visitation one hour prior to the service, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions made to the family are appreciated. Please share a memory of Dale on the family's online guestbook.