Robert Dale Sloan

Robert Dale Sloan, 73

Wingate - Robert Dale Sloan, 73, Wingate, passed away unexpectedly in the emergency room of the St. Elizabeth Crawfordsville Hospital, on Saturday, January 5, 2012, at 7:02 p.m. He had been ill since August of 2012.

Dale was born in Crawfordsville, on November 14, 1939. He was the son of the late Kenneth Brant and Lois B. (Cain) Sloan. He was raised in Richland Township near Mellott and graduated from Richland Township School in 1957. He later moved to Attica in the 70's. For the past 10 years he has resided in Wingate.

Dale farmed for many years in Richland Township. After moving to Attica, he worked at Harrison Steel Castings Company and later for the Attica Police Department and Fountain County Sheriff Department, retiring in 1980.

Dale had served in the Indiana National Guard.

He had attended the Victory Fellowship Church in Hillsboro. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and enjoyed the outdoors; where he liked to hunt mushrooms, coon hunt and fish. He enjoyed raising his coon dogs.

On June 7, 1959, Dale married Susan J. Lilly in Attica. She survives.

Dale leaves behind his wife of 53 years; and three daughters, Candy (James) Decker, Kentucky; Sandy (Troy) Rice, Mellott and Melissa Dickson, Crawfordsville; a brother, Roy (Judy) Sloan, Lafayette; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Jill Sloan; two sisters, Vivian Strawser and an infant sister.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Wednesday, January 9 from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Holt officiating. Burial will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to " Paws and Claws".

Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.


Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2013