Dale H. Stiffler, 90, rural Mentone, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1927, in Elkhart, to Hobart and Lura (Williamson) Stiffler.
On March 20, 1955, in Millersburg, at the Fish Lake Lutheran Church, he was married to Oretha C. Bickel. She preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2008.
Dale was a farmer and a carpenter for many years. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1945. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a part of the first group of soldiers to be drafted from Kosciusko County. He was discharged at the rank of sergeant. 
Dale was a member of the Warsaw American Legion.  He enjoyed farming, gardening, and raising animals, which included sheep and hogs.
Survivors include his sons, Patrick and wife Elaine Stiffler, Fortville, and Steven and wife Lori Stiffler, Akron; and his granddaughters, Amanda Stiffler, Jenny and husband Justin Overmyer, Jessica and husband Mitch Melton, and Jaclyn and husband Dylan Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobart and Lura Stiffler, and his wife, Oretha Stiffler.
His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Jason Rice officiating. Burial is in Mentone Cemetery with graveside military rites being performed by the Warsaw American Legion Post 49. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 49, Warsaw. Family and friends may share a memory or send an online condolence at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.