Ralph Dale Dunfee

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LAKEVIEW – Ralph Dale Dunfee, 83, of Lakeview, OH passed away, Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Ralph was born on October 5, 1931 in Scottown, OH to the late Merrill & Eva Bennett Dunfee and raised in Springfield, OH. On March 25, 1972, he married the love of his life, the former Maureen G. Dillman and she preceded him in death on November 16, 2005.

He is survived by three children, Deborah (Alan) Schuler of Port Charlotte, FL, Linda (Jeff) McCafferty of Belle Center, OH and Dale (Sheri) Dunfee of Huntsville, OH, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and three siblings, Paul (Doris) Dunfee of Titusville, FL, Rosemary (Carl) Poole and Michael (Gwen) Dunfee, both of Springfield, and special friend, Helen Russell.

Ralph retired from Ohio Bell after 36 years of service. He was twice an Exalted Ruler of the Springfield BPOE Lodge #51. He was also a member of the Union Club in Springfield, Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post #39, Indian Lake Eagles Aeries #3615, and Indian Lake Moose Lodge #1533, all of Lakeview. Ralph was a sports enthusiast and avid fan of NASCAR and OSU Football. He was naturalist at heart who enjoyed watching wildlife and using his green thumb gardening around his property. He was also a CB radio operator and he and Maureen used the handles Happy Pappy and Mighty Mo.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Lakeview, with visitation from 11-1. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Contributions may be given in his name to an organization of the Donor's choice.

Arrangements are in the care of SHOFFSTALL FUNERAL HOME, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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