Dale “Duke” Delver Dukeshire, Jr., 55, of Fremont, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was born on August 3, 1962 in Fort Myers, FL to Dale D. & Phyllis A. (Helle) Dukeshire, Sr.
Dale served in the US Army from 1980 to 1982. He owned and operated Daley’s Towing in Fremont and Dale’s Towing in Sandusky.
He let everyone know who the boss was at home and at the shop. Dale was an avid outdoorsman, from start to finish, as he took charge of the grill to cook his wild game. Along with shooting, Dale enjoyed racing, Harleys and his black truck. Even with his tough exterior he was a softie when it came to his grandkids.
On July 21, 1984, Dale married his best friend, Janet Lynne Roy; she survives. Also surviving are children, Dale (Alyssa) Dukeshire, Mallory (Joshua) Howey, Angelia (Andrew) Grove and Jacob (Ali) Dukeshire, all of Fremont; grandchildren, Dayne, Alexander, Brystol, Coltyn, Austynn, Adelind, Brooklyn and 3 on the way;his beloved dog, Charlie; siblings, Carolyn (Ron) Hanifen, Calvin (Judy) Dukeshire, Linda Thayer, Scott (Kelly) Dukeshire, Darin Dukeshire, Mike Dukeshire, Michele Henry, Ann (Charles) Hansen, Bill (Nadine) Dukeshire, Sandra (Larry) Albright, Debra (Terry) Kidwell, Vicky Watson, James (Darlene) Dukeshire, Ellen (Mark) Brown and Luann Dukeshire; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Candy Lynn Fish.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. the Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Victory Church beginning at 10 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Church, The NRA, or the Oak Harbor Conservation Club.