Mr. Dale Simler, age 92, passed away at his home in the early morning on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.
Dale was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Valley City, Ind. He later moved to Corydon, Ind., where he graduated from Corydon High School and was soon after drafted in to the United States Army in May of 1952. He served in several different places, including Germany and Korea. He was discharged from active service on Aug. 31, 1958, and, on Aug. 31, 1961, he was discharged from the Army Air Force Reserves.
Dale was a working man and did several things, including working for his father, the late Ira E. Simler, running a John Deere business in Corydon. He also ran a real estate business, United Farm Agency, with his father. He drove a semi for several years, delivering pipe, and also owned and taught his own truck driving school. He owned his own ice cream business, Salem Maid Ice Cream, for two years before selling. He partnered with R & D homes and sold houses until he retired to take care of his farm north of Salem. Dale was a lifetime member of Christian Heritage Chapel.
Dale leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Isma E. Simler; one brother, Alfred Ray Simler; one daughter, Linda, and the late Ray Jacobs; two grandchildren, Melissa Tucker (Brad) and Brian Weston (Katie); five great-grandchildren, Rebecca Braid (Ethan), Omar, Alexus and Gwyn Tucker and Trey Weston; and one great-great-granddaughter, Cabella Braid.
Dale was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Dale Simler, and his parents, Ira and Angela Simler.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home with Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.