Dale E. Zudell
Active in Grace Lutheran Church; Flintstones Fan Age 58
 
Born: April 23, 1955
Died: July 18, 2013

Dale E. Zudell, 58, of Wakeman, died Thursday July 18, 2013 at his home after a courageous and lengthy illness.

He was born April 23, 1955 in Lorain and had resided in Wakeman for the past 14 years. He had also lived in Amherst and Grafton.

Dale attended Southview High School in Lorain for two years and graduated from Western Reserve High School in Collins, EHOVE Joint Vocational School and Terra Tech in Fremont.

Dale worked at US Steel in Lorain in the Rolling Mill for 14 years. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oberlin where he ushered, attended the Men’s Wednesday Breakfast Group and helped with projects around the church. He also purchased donkeys for the live Nativity display at the church during Christmas.

Dale was a big fan of the cartoon series “The Flintstones” having a collection of Flintstones memorabilia and was known to dress as Fred Flintstone at Halloween and other events. Even during his illness, he had a replica of Fred Flintstone’s car constructed and put around his wheelchair as he pedaled around during parades or church events.

He was a member of the Western Reserve High School Band Boosters, was a Baton Dad and a member of the Lorain County Beekeepers Association.

Dale enjoyed hunting, being outdoors and fishing at his pond on his property at home. He also had a great sense of humor and loved to play pranks on his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Mary C. Zudell (nee Gallagher), daughters Kara D. Zudell of Lorain, Katherine M. Honney (Donn) of Elyria and Jillien A. Zudell of Chicago, grandson Donn “Baba Looey” Honney Jr, brother J. Keith Zudell of Gallup, NM, sisters Myra Barrett (Denny) of Akron, Kathryn Zudell of Kipton and Ruth Ann Bowman (David) of Florida, many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews and close friends Jim and Alexis Toole and Al and Debbie Senko. He was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth K. Zudell and parents Joseph B. and Mary Lou Zudell (nee Cooper).
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Funeral Schedule:
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 pm until the time of funeral services at 5:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St, Oberlin. The Rev. Joshua Moldenhauer, pastor, will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Please make donations to:
Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St, Oberlin, OH. 44074 or Zion Lutheran Church, 5100 Ashland Ave, Lorain, OH 44053 or the donor’s choice

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