Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
Dale C. Howell, age 73, of Celina, went to his heavenly reward on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Van Wert Health Hospital.
He was born January 31, 1947, in Mercer County, to the late George & Margaret Grile Howell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joyce Dale Howell, three daughters: Sharon (Tim) Thompson, Connie Howell, and Brenda (Jason) Daugherty, and two grandsons, Keagan and Grady Daugherty, all of Celina. Also surviving are three brothers & a sister: Joshua (Peggy) Howell, Earl (Alice Ann) Howell, Floyd (Agnes) Howell and Phyllis (Larry) Bradburn, a brother-in-law, Steve Dale and a sister-in-law, Diana (David) Ames.
He was preceded in death by three sisters-in-law: Norma Jean Howell, Wanda Howell, and Portia Barley, and a brother-in-law, John Dale.
A 1966 graduate of Celina High School, Dale served with the U.S. Army in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. Dale was a long-time farmer, and had also been a semi driver for Florence Livestock. After retiring, he began driving for the Amish, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Church was Dale's top priority. He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Lima. Dale enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, but best of all, spoiling his two grandsons. He will be deeply missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth FuneralHome in Celina, with Rev. Donald Nichols officiating. Burial will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with graveside military rites to be conducted by Celina VFW Post #5713 and American Legion Post #210.
Calling Hours are from 3-7:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, and an hour prior to services on Saturday, October 31, at the funeral home. Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Pilgrim Holiness Church, 2100 W. Breese Rd., Lima, 45806.
Condolences can be expressed to the Howell family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.