Carl W. Dabler Sr., 84, Westler Lake in Wolcottville, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Eldersburg, Md.
He was born December 27, 1928, in Hardin County, Ohio, to Henry J. and Ilo (Crowe) Dabler.
Moving from Ft. Wayne to the area in 1983, he was a retired train conductor for Conrail. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of LaGrange American Legion Post 215 and the Kendallville VFW Post 2749.
He was married October 20, 1951, in Edgefield, S.C., to Evelyn M Ferrall. She preceded him in death on December 26, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gregory Madison, Eldersburg, Md.; four grandchildren, Danielle N. Dabler, Zachary W. Madison, Megan E. Madison, and Johnathon C. Madison; one sister, Mary Stephens, Utah; and one brother, Leigh A. Dabler, California.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Jr. and Gregory Wayne.
A celebration open house will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, at LaGrange American Legion Post 215.
Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Monday, January 21, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Carldean Merrifield officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorials may be directed to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, MD 21045.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.