March 3, 1923 - March 16, 2013
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NEW CARLISLE - Dewey S. Dolph Jr., 90, passed away at 1:35 pm Saturday, March 16, 2013, in the Hospice House of South Bend. Dewey was born March 3, 1923, in Olive Township, St. Joseph County, to Ruth Ella and Dewey Steven Dolph. On January 3, 1946, he married Marion M. Weber, who preceded him in death. Dewey and Marion's surviving children include Sharon (Robert) Humbarger of New Carlisle, Leslie (Hans) Sigg of Lafayette, Dewey S. Dolph III of New Carlisle, Larry (Heidi) Dolph of New Carlisle, Jonathan (Cherri) Dolph of New Carlisle and Dewayne (Christine) Dolph of North Liberty. Dewey and Marion were preceded in death by their loving daughter, Rosalie. Dewey is also survived by his 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Dewey is a veteran of WW II, where he received several decorations and citations, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Arrowhead and the EAME Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars. Dewey was member of the New Apostolic Church, Crumstown Congregation. Dewey was a hardworking man. He worked at the Studebaker Corporation and White Farm Equipment for many years, while also farming. Dewey had a true love for farming and respect for the land. He loved his family and family gatherings. His wife of 65 years was the love of his life. He was happy to help anyone in need and made many sacrifices on behalf of others. Dewey was a wonderful caregiver for Leandra Dolph, his granddaughter, and kept her close to his side. Dewey will be missed by all who knew him, and especially his family. Visitation for Dewey will be held 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013, in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 6:00 pm Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Memorial Hospital and the Center for Hospice in South Bend for their outstanding care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, Indiana 46637. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 20, 2013