Dale David Jumper, 88, of Tiffin, died Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence.
Dale was born March 8, 1925, in Melmore, to Harry William and Margaret E. (Smoot) Jumper. He married Etho Marie Drake May 7, 1948, and she passed away May 25, 2010. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
Dale is survived by a son, David Allen Jumper of Tiffin; a daughter, Alice M. Black of Foley, Ala.; a sister, Margaret Distel of Tiffin; a brother-in-law, Marion Drake of Tiffin; and a granddaughter, Amanda Felicijian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert, Paul, Raymond and Russell; and four sisters, Martha, Evelyn, Helen and Patricia.
Dale was a high school graduate and a World War II veteran who served in the Philippines as a U.S. Navy Sea Bee. He retired from Fostoria Chrysler Corp. after 30 years as a molder. Dale was a member of the Tiffin AMVETS Post 48, VFW Post 2858, Eagles Lodge 402 and Faith United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and yard and garden work.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. Donna Van Trees officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Post 48 or VFW Post 2858 in care of the funeral home.
To send condolences or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.