Dennis J. Stace, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, long-time friend and faithful servant of God, went peacefully home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, after a short battle with ALS.
He was under the care of Hospice in Brooksville, Fla.
Dennis (Denny) Stace was born Feb. 9, 1941, the son of Joseph J. Stace and Gertrude Wiles Stace, and brother George Ruege, all of whom preceded him in death.
Denny's only son, David J. Stace, went first to be with the Lord, just four short months ago. They are now joyfully reunited, for eternity.
Dennis was born in Dayton, Ohio, and worked for more than 30 years at Navistar (formerly International Harvester).
He never met a stranger, and would give someone the shirt off of his back if they needed it.
His motto late in life was "keep your eyes on Him," and he reinforced that with family and friends alike.
Dennis is survived by wife, Sue Stace of Brooksville, Fla.; brother, Henry "Top" Stace of Tionesta, Pa.; daughter, Nancy L. Dawson of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Monty Garwood of Mason; daughter-in-law, Tamara L. Stace of Fletcher; grandkids, Cody Dawson of St. Louis, Mo., Hillary (Jake) Byrer of Troy, Kameron, Katie and Ben Garwood of Mason, Ohio, and Talia, Keara, and Josalyn Stace of Fletcher; and great-grandkids, Jadyn Allen and Mia Byrer of Troy.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home, 507 W. Jefferson St., New Carlisle.
The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Park Layne First Church of God, 8692 Bellefontaine Rd, New Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the David Stace Memorial Fund through any Fifth Third Bank.