July 18, 1935 - Nov. 23, 2013
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LAPORTE - Dale H. Schoff, 78, of LaPorte, formerly of South Bend, passed away peacefully at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. On July 18, 1935, in LaPorte, he was born to Lawrence and Sylvia (Clifford) Schoff. Dale worked as an electrical engineer for Easy Heat for 46 years. He attended Western Michigan University, Auburn Community College in New York, and he graduated from Indiana University. Dale honorably served in the United States Army in Korea. He also was a member of American Legion Post 83. On August 13, 1983, in New Rumley, Ohio, he married Donna (Brown) Schoff, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Gregory Schoff of Niles, MI, Kathleen (Matthew) VanBuskirk of North Wilkesboro, NC, Patricia (Roy) Gragg of South Bend and Andrew Schoff of LaPorte; two siblings, Ernest Schoff of Florida and Sharon Schoff of LaPorte; four grandchildren, Daniel Kovach, Kelsey Schoff, Olivia VanBuskirk and Emma VanBuskirk; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Margaret Novak; and two brothers, Lawrence Schoff and Kenneth Schoff. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013, at The Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe Ave., LaPorte. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, (219) 362-3100, is caring for arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
247 W. Johnson Raod LaPorte, IN 46350
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 4, 2013