Dale Nagel, 66, of Wauseon passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in his home. He was born October 12, 1946, in Napoleon, Ohio to the late Bernard and Esther (Von Deylen) Nagel.
Dale was a 1964 graduate of Wauseon High School, and an alumnus of The Ohio State University and University of Toledo College of Law. He taught mathematics and coached for 30 years at schools in Archbold, Paulding, and Rossford. He was the former head coach of the Rossford High School varsity golf and girls basketball teams. He also coached track and boys basketball at Rossford Junior High School for a number of years. In addition to being an educator, he was also a summer employee at the former Sterling Milk Company for nearly 40 years. Since retiring from teaching he was one of the promoters of the Sterlena Pride Dairy, and started the Rowhouse Antique Store in Wauseon. He was also a part-time attorney practicing property and estate law in Fulton County. Dale was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, where he was a former Parish Education Chairman and a Sunday School teacher. He was an avid sports fan and fervent supporter of the Buckeyes, and his hobbies included golf, antiques, art, and landscaping. Dale was a dedicated father and valued member of the Wauseon community.
Surviving are three children, Jacqueline (Todd) Caras and Derek (Lorna) Nagel, both of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Brock (Alyona) Nagel of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a granddaughter, Alexis Nagel; one brother, Roger (Shirley) Nagel; two sisters, Ruth Ann Kast and Elaine (Curt) Eicher, all of Wauseon, Ohio. Preceding him in death was an infant daughter, Jill Nagel; as well as a brother-in-law, Harry Kast.
Friends may call at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon on Monday April 15, 2013, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 16, 2013