Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Former Celina resident Dale S. Humbert, 88, 5707 Karch Road, Coldwater, died at 2:25 a.m. Oct. 11, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born March 7, 1918, in Liberty Township, Mercer County, to Nicholus and Pearl Painter Humbert. On May 28, 1938, he married Mary E. Bixler, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Ralph) Slusser, Coldwater; a brother, Robert, Rockford; a sister, Blanche, Celina; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Stanley and Gerald; two sisters, Lula Kinnison and Violet Humbert; and a great-grandson.
He retired after 45 years as a foreman in the mill room at the former Mersman Furniture Co., then worked five years as a custodian at Doctor's Care, both in Celina. He served 35 years as chaplain of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 241, Celina, was a 64-year member of Wabash United Church of Christ, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 91, Celina, and Unity Grange 2116, Washington Township.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.