AMerican Veteran 11

Gary L. Dachenhaus

May 10, 1944 ~ October 18, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Gary Dachenhaus Obituary

Gary L. Dachenhaus, age 78, of Liberty Center, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2022, at the Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio on May 10, 1944 to the late George Dachenhaus and Reba (Croninger) Dachenhaus.  Gary was a 1962 graduate of Liberty Center high school and served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1965. He spent most of his working career at Johns Manville as a machinist, retiring in 2006. He was also a long-time member of the Delta Church of Christ, where he served various roles.  Gary was talented in many trades and hobbies, including intarsia woodworking, mechanics, and general fix-it repairs of all sorts. Alongside his wife, he enjoyed traveling, camping, and playing cards. A fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians, Gary most enjoyed cheering on the grandchildren at sporting events. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joyce (Deal, Freeman) Dachenhaus; sister, Marilyn Dachenhaus of Delta; sons, Kevin (Terrie) Freeman of Delta, Kendall Freeman of Whiting, IN, Dale (Rebecca) Dachenhaus of Winona Lake, IN; daughter, Karen (Shannon) Wymer of Delta, son, Mike (Sharon) Dachenhaus of Whitehouse, Ohio and 14 grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bernard (Pauline) Dachenhaus. Friends will be received from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Barnes Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. A funeral service honoring Gary’s life will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Barnes Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Interment will follow at Morrison Cemetery at 9681 County Rd T, Liberty Center, Ohio with Military Rites. Pastor Dave Underwood will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Delta Church of Christ (500 Providence St., Delta, Ohio 43515) or the Inpatient Hospice Center (6817 St Rt 66N, Defiance, Ohio 43512).  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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October 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 St Hwy 109
Delta, Ohio 43515

Funeral Service
October 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 St Hwy 109
Delta, Ohio 43515

Interment following funeral service
October 22, 2022

Morrison Cemetery
9681 County Rd T
Liberty Center, OH 43532


Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice
6817 State Route 66N, Defiance OH 43512

Delta Church of Christ
500 Providence St, Delta OH 43515


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