Dale F. Wagoner


Dale F. Wagoner, 83, of Rushville, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at The Heritage House of Greensburg, following an extended illness. Dale was born January 11, 1936 in Rush County to the late Bacel "Red" & Opal Marie (Stiers) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by Frances Kay (Sailor) Wagoner, mother of the children, and one daughter, Susan Kay (Wagoner) Wood.

Dale was a retired owner-operator truck-driver and U.S. Army Veteran. He graduated from Manilla High School in 1954 as valedictorian of his class. He was a member of the Purdue Men's Glee Club while attending Purdue University. Dale enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, shooting, sports, drawing, carpentry, and learning about anything and everything, especially the "old" ways. One of his special joys was riding around Rush County and surrounding counties,
pointing out different homes and barns that he worked on or built either himself or with his father.

Survivors include daughter, Julie and husband David Baker of Rushville; son, Jeff Wagoner and partner Linda Sanders of Shelbyville; two grandchildren, Natessa Wagoner and Brandon Wagoner; two great grandchildren, Payton Harley and Aiden Wagoner; and two brothers and their wives, Gene and Donna Wagoner of Homer, and Earl Lynn and Linda Wagoner of Piqua, Ohio.

Gravesides services will be held Monday September 9, 2019 at 10 AM at Goddard Cemetery, west of Rushville with the Rev. Bill Worrell presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Burns Funeral Home in Milroy.
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3 posts

Angie Fette
Sep 10, 2019
Sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him when he would visit with me at the Homer post office. I still have the Peony plants that he gave me as starts off your Grandmas. Take care he will be missed.
Danny Bennett
Sep 10, 2019
Dale and his many friends in the trapshooting community, shared many good times, and stories while traveling to various clubs. He was always quick with a grin, and a slap to his knee when he heard a good story or joke.
Dale was a good friend, and one of the last remaining lifetime members of the Rush County Conservation Club.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Pat & Butch Kuhns
Sep 10, 2019
Julie & Dave ,
Our hearts are with you in this time of loss, prayers and love are going to the only one that has the wisdom to help you heal.
Praise God & Jesus Christ! AMen