Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:45 PM
Feb. 24, 1929
April 9, 2013
Harry L. Dunlap, 84, of Delphos died Tuesday at 4:44 p.m. at home with his loved ones.
He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Delphos to Harry L. and Etta (Miller) Dunlap, who preceded him in death.
On Feb. 24, 1954 in Albion, Ind., he married Patricia Joan Dunlap. They were married for 48 years until she passed away on July 25, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise (Robert) Kloeppel of Delphos and Kelly (Christopher) Cotton of Grove City; a son, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Dunlap of Northwood; seven grandchildren, Dionna (Cory) Noonan, Derek Daulbaugh, Whitney and Brittany Dunlap and Emily, Alexander and Andrew Cotton; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Alexa Noonan; his loving companion of ten years, Joan Rosendale; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Stanley) Kaufman of Emmaus, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cyril (Marcile) Dunlap; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Lisk-Rems.
Harry was a people person and worked as a salesman for Delphos Chevrolet and Raabe Ford in his earlier years. Later he worked for St. John’s Schools and Jefferson Middle School as a custodian and really found joy working with all the kids.
Harry was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was very proud of his family. He was the heart of the family and always brought a smile to everyone who knew him. He was a true gentleman and always put family first. He was hard-working, fun-loving and was known to be a little ornery from time to time. He also loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and especially “The Best Damn Band In The Land.”
He was very active in his children’s lives and the community. He was a past president of the Jefferson Band Boosters and PTO and past president of the Delphos Jaycees.
Harry served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1950-52 and served in the Air Force National Guard. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks Lodge 54.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with viewing 1 hour prior to the service at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery with military grave rites by Ottoville VFW and Fort Jennings American Legion posts.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church.
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