Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Dale B. Droesch, age 80 of Coldwater, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home.
He was born January 2, 1937 in St. Henry to the late Isadore B. & Frances M. (Wappelhorst) Droesch. On January 15, 1957, he married Dolores E. (Stachler) and she died March 30, 2016.
He is also survived by seven children, Dale Droesch Jr. of South Carolina, Douglas & Maribel of Celina, Denise & Martin Wilcox of Michigan, Doris & Mark Sr. Addison of Florida, Darrin & Christine of Coldwater, Dean Droesch & Angelique Sandon of Coldwater, Darla & John Mezger of Florida; twenty-three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; in-laws: Linda Droesch of St. Henry, Dennis & Phyllis Stachler of Burkettsville, Darrel & Patricia Stachler of Mason, Dianna Hemmelgarn of Versailles, Dale Stachler of Greenville, Duane Stachler of Virginia, and Daniel Stachler of Arcanum, Patricia Stachler of Coldwater.
He was preceded in death by a son, David; siblings, Louann & Cletus Wellman, Jerry Droesch, Bob & Mary Ann Droesch and Paul Droesch; and in-laws David Stachler and Donald Stachler.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Coldwater, Coldwater Eagles, Catholic Order of Foresters and a social member at the Coldwater American Legion and V.F.W. He worked at the former Mersman Brothers in Celina, Ex-cell-o Corp in Greenville, sold Earl Nightingale programs and Koscot, put up TV Antenna's and in 1969 bought I.C.S. Coffee Service in Coldwater.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday and 9 to 10 AM on Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.