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Dale E. Harshman

December 30, 2013

    Dale E. Harshman, 59, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Dale was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Bluffton, the son of the late Daniel E. and Anna V. Siemik. He married Kathleen M. Snyder Oct. 21, 1983; she survives.
    Dale was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a heavy equipment operator with Local Union 103. He was a hard working and dedicated husband and father. He loved spending time with his grandkids and was an aviation enthusiast and fisherman.
    He is survived by two daughters, Shelby N. (Randy) Schumm of New Haven and Sarah E. (Jonathan) Crisp of Van Wert, Ohio; two sons, Spencer D. and Scott A. Harshman both of Decatur; two grandchildren, Adelle and Zander Crisp and two expected grandchildren in February; and two sisters.
    Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Joseph and Deacon Jerry Kohrman officiating.
    Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Parish Hall. Reciting of the Holy Rosary will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
    Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Mary Building on our Heritage.
    Online condolences may be made at


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