GOSHEN — W. Dale Stutzman, 87, passed peacefully from this life Sunday evening at his home after a five-month illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Sugar Creek, Ohio, to Abraham and Martha (Miller) Stutzman.
On June 19, 1948, he married Ethel Miller in Wissenbourg, France.
She survives along with three children, Carmen Thompson, Mishawaka, Rose Baldridge, Goshen, and Dexter (Cindi) Stutzman, Asheville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Lindsey and Dylan Stutzman, Breanna (Mike) Sauerwein, Maggie, Colin and Tyrel Baldridge; and two great-grandchildren, Mollie and Beckett Sauerwein.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Edward Stutzman.
A very involved and loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by his family.
Mr. Stutzman served with Civilian Public Service for two years and then with Mennonite Central Committee for another two years. An educator, he worked in both the Middlebury and Westview school systems as both a teacher and an administrator.
His heart was at Amigo Centre, where he played an integral part since its beginning. Across many years he volunteered in many different capacities at the camp. It was his vision that started the camp’s outdoor education program.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Gathering Room of College Mennonite Church.
In accordance with Dale’s wishes cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to Amigo Centre.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.