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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
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Schoedinger Funeral Home Midtown Chapel
229 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Hope Lutheran Church
820 Lilley Ave.
Columbus, OH
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
10:30 AM
Hope Lutheran Church
820 Lilley Ave.
Columbus, OH
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
3:30 PM
Attica Venice Cemetery
Attica, OH
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Eugene Dahnke Obituary
Dahnke, Eugene
1928 - 2019
Eugene R. Dahnke, age 90, of Grove City, died Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was born on May 23, 1928 in Sandusky, OH to the late Edward C. and Cora (Kahler) Dahnke. He was graduated from Sandusky High School in 1946, relocating to Columbus in 1948. He married Pauline Utz on October 5, 1952. Theirs was a lifelong union lasting until her death in 2009 after 56 wonderful years together. "Gene" was a faithful 60+ year member of Hope Lutheran Church, Columbus. He enjoyed a career in business and finance working for National City Bank (Bank One), The FDIC, The Harrisburg Bank and Midland Mutual Insurance Co. He retired as Director of Business Affairs from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1990 and held a fulfilling part-time position with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries for 22 years. Gene had a great love for the arts, especially the musical arts. He loved life and always had a positive attitude. He will be dearly missed by a host of friends and family who loved him for his patient listening, good common sense, subtle humor, gentle demeanor, generous sharing and ever-present smile. Gene is survived by his beloved son, Mark of Columbus; his brother, Paul (Alea) of Huron, OH; his nieces Karen Roesch, Nancy (John) Kempton, Joanne Jeremay, Lisa (Bruce) Herber, Laura Dahnke all of Sandusky, OH and Sue Ford of Warsaw, IN; nephews, Thomas Ford of Norwalk, OH, Christopher (Debbie) Dahnke of Apex, NC and David (Georgia) Dahnke of Bean Station, TN; many great-nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; his parents; brothers, Edward H. and Verne; and sister, Mary Ford. Friends may call from 5 - 8 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215 and from 9:30 am Thursday, January 17, 2019 prior to the funeral service at Hope Lutheran Church, 820 Lilley Ave., Columbus, OH 43205 with Pastor Kurt Keljo officiating. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 am followed by a repast. Interment will be at 3:30 pm Attica Venice Cemetery, Attica, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, The or Mount Carmel Hospice. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019
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