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Dale W. Tusen

PORT CLINTON: Dale W. Tusen, 37 of Port Clinton, OH died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 as the result of a traffic accident in Port Clinton, OH.

He was born October 6, 1975 in Fremont, OH to Steven L. Tusen and Marjorie (Knotts) Tusen-Kelly.

He was a 1994 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1999 from Ohio Northern University, where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. On July 22, 2000 he married the former Heather Wilburn and she survives.

Dale was a Pharmacist for Wal-Mart in Port Clinton. He was a member of the Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel, where he served as an Elder of the Church. He enjoyed cycling, his church and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Heather and three children, Hayley, Lyndsay and Nickolas Tusen all of Port Clinton; father, Steven (Leah) Tusen of Port Clinton; mother, Marjorie (John) Kelly of Curtice, OH; sisters, Dawn (Daniel ) Hughes of Auburn, WA, Holly (Kevin) Spencer of Findlay, OH, Julie Balduf of Sumter, SC, and Mary (Jim) Hutton of Port Clinton, OH; paternal grandmother, Norma Tusen of Fremont, OH; maternal grandmother, Lavon Ray of Maumee, OH; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Carol Wilburn of Oak Harbor; brother and sister-in-law, Shawn and Melissa Biggs; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur and Gertrude Risch and William Tusen.

Visitation will be Friday from 2-8pm with the family present 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Funeral Services will begin at 11am Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel with Pastor Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Roose Cemetery, Oak Harbor.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to establish a children's college fund.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com.

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Published in News Herald on Jul. 25, 2013.
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July 31, 2013
I am so so sorry for the loss of Dale. I worked with him a couple times at tiffin walmart and he was so easy to like. He was an awesome man. He will be missed by many.
marge gibson
July 31, 2013
Thank you Dale for being an inspiration to us all. Your zest for life, servant heartedness, kindness and faithfullness will remain with me. I will never forget you brother, peace to your family and friends.
David Fisher
July 31, 2013
I am so terribly sorry to hear of this tragic loss to his family and to the community of such a kind and generous life. I remember this man distinctively as someone who 'connected'--even to a stranger shopping the aisles in search of a product. He noticed, he smiled, he remembered a face, no matter how seldom a customer shopped there. Always ready to help. He was invested in people, interactive. Such a terrible loss to us all....
Carol Nelson-Burns
July 31, 2013
Dale, you were my first DM buddy and pure life inspiration to many including myself. I wish your family guidance and light in this very difficult time. Your tireless positive attitude and obvious gratitude to God for what he has made of you and for you were a gift for all. Enjoy the goodness and grace of our Father, my good man. Fresh legs, big gears and tailwinds to you!

Your friend,
Christopher Caschette
July 29, 2013
Dale, as one of your DM friends, I'll greatly miss you! I am thrilled however, that I will see you again in Heaven someday! My prayers are with your family!
Barry Propes
July 29, 2013
Dale, who set about everyday simply doing the Lord's work. He did it in his own fashion by helping the sick and downhearted when they most needed understanding, when they were scared and ill. With compassion, humor he was a Pharmacist and friend to be trusted and treasured. He will be greatly missed, as he made all of our lives so much easier. He was a light in this world, a rare and generous soul.
Dave & Sheila Follman
July 29, 2013
Dale I am glad to say that you were family. I am still shocked that you are gone, but will never be forgotten. Love you!!!!
Melissa Wilburn-Biggs
July 29, 2013
Dale you will be missed. I know you will be watching over all who you love. You are with the almighty father now. God bless your family.
Yvonne Dubber
July 28, 2013
dale your will be miss.my prayers are with your family.rest in peace my friend.
July 28, 2013
July 28, 2013
Our thoughts are with Dale's family and friends. So sorry for your loss!
Brian Fabian
July 27, 2013

You were always on top of my leader board on Dailymile.com couldn't shake those miles from you if you tried to give 'em to me. Sad to hear of your passing. I hope all is well with your family. You inspired me all of the time with those long... long rides every day. I pray for peace to be with your family and comfort may come to them in times of trial. May the Lord keep you as His.
Jeremy Bowen
July 27, 2013
Together we'll ride heaven's roads. Goodbyes are not meant to be...
July 27, 2013
Every one of us on Daily Mile will remember Dale and his continual upbeat attitude. May God bless Dale's lovely wife and three beautiful children!
July 26, 2013
To Dale's family. I am so sorry that you have lost Dale. I was a 'friend' on Dailymile and he always passed on kind words. I will riding a mile for Dale on Monday.
John Davison
July 26, 2013
This is so sad. Just terrible tragic things happening to such wonderful people! Life is so precious and can be here and gone in a second. Dale was a wonderful Pharmacist always so nice and caring! To his wife and children and family may god bless you. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Still in shock over this.
July 26, 2013
No words can express the sadness in my heart. All my thoughts and love go to my sister Margie, nieces Holly and Dawn, and to Dale's wife Heather and children. I'll miss you nephew.
Aunt Linda
Linda Miller
July 26, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be forever in my prayers. God Bless, Nancy Humhrey
July 26, 2013
Dale was a facebook friend as well as my pharmacist. He always left encouraging bible quotes. I will miss seeing him and reading his quotes. So sad that we are left behind to grieve. Prayers are going out to his family and many friends.
Tammy Robinson
July 26, 2013
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Our lives crossed paths twice in his lifetime. As a teaching assistant in the BCS School system many years ago, I had the pleasure of getting to know Dale as a student. Again, when he became the Phamacist at WalMart, I, too began working at WalMart and had the pleasure of talking to him on a daily basis-as an adult. Please know that he will be deeply missed by many and my condolences to his entire family.
Pat Haley
July 26, 2013
My deepest condolences to Dale's family and friends during this difficult time. I knew him as a cycling brother on dailymile.com, where his daily bike adventures were always inspiring and positive. RIP Dale.
Joe Rezac
July 26, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Heather and families.
Cindy (Kleinhans) Dunfee
July 26, 2013
Dale has touched so many lives on DailyMile. He was always so generous, encouraging and I LOVED his energetic, bubbly posts about his cycling. I feel as if I knew Dale personally. I could clearly see he was a devoted husband and father and worshipped God with his heart. My prayers go out to his family. God bless you all.
Shelly Lindsell
July 26, 2013
I knew Dale thru Daily Mile. I use to follow his rides and he was an inspiration. He was a very good person and we all will miss him. This is a huge loss to his family and friends and I wish that God gives them all the courage and strength to face such difficult time. MY prayers are with his family. May his soul Rest in Peace.
Amitabh Roy
July 25, 2013
So sorry for your loss :( may he r.i.p. and may the family and friends find comfort ......he was always the nicest to my mom when she would come into Walmart. Very nice person
Amanda Miller
July 25, 2013
Words cannot express how sorry I am for this tragic loss of life. Dale and I were "friends" on Dailymile.com. He was always so energetic and upbeat and always had kind and motivating words to say. It was obvious that he loved his cycling - but even more importantly, he loved his family and his Lord! He touched the fitness community with his positive attitude and will always be remembered for his CAPS highlights in his posts, as well as his diet of a Clif Bar and a Diet Mt. Dew :) In his honor - I, along with many of his friends, are looking forward to "ZAPping that PESky ZERO" on Monday. May God comfort you in this time of mourning...
Carla Jo Cullison
July 25, 2013
We will always remember you. Such a sad loss of a good father, husband, and person. A person told me that God takes the good ones.
Christy & Alexis Stark
July 25, 2013
My heart continues to be sad and break today. Yesterday my cousin Dale Tusen was hit and killed while on his morning bike ride. It is still hard to believe he is gone, but God has a bigger plan in store for him. Over the last day, I have been remembering fond memories of Dale. Visits to the farm in Oak Harbor. Playing with the kittens and the chicken in the coop. Running and playing in the barn. Running quickly from the barn straight to the house to avoid the geese who liked to chase and bite Playing Atari and board games ( yes Atari ). Sneaking snacks from the kitchen. Birthday, Graduation, and Christmas parties. I was there the day he married his perfect partner Heather and helped to celebrate that special day. I have also watched as their 3 beautiful children have grown. He was a devoted husband and an amazing father. A dedicated and hard-working man with a love of cycling and photography ( he was the one always taking pictures at family gatherings ). He also possessed a strong faith in God. Dale, you will be missed and will NEVER be forgotten. I love you cousin!!!
Laura Clouse
July 25, 2013
our deepest sympathy...
cathy & tim smith
July 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dale will be greatly missed at the pharmacy department at Wal-Marts. He was always kind to his customers and made it a pleasure to get prescriptions there....
Sharon McCullough
July 25, 2013
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a kind and gentle person. 'Kindness' is always remembered so he will never be forgotten.
Brenda Stevens
July 25, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Dale. I knew him from the years that I worked at Wal-Mart. He always smiled and was so nice. In his role as a pharmacist, he helped me by quickly answering my many questions over the years. His loss to his family is so tragic.
Georgia Kaufman
July 25, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I had the honor of working with him when he was interning at WalMart in Fremont. He was a great intern and such a nice guy, I always enjoyed working with him. Our prayers are with you.
Ed and Becky Zeiter
July 25, 2013
My condolences to Dale's family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss. May Dale rest and ride in peace.
Mel Carlton
July 25, 2013
Steve and Leah, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

Bill and Jeri Chini
July 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. He was a man with many wonderful qualities that will be missed by many. He has touched so many over the years. May he continue to watch over all he has blessed.
Diane Ball
July 25, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We remember Dale as a little boy sitting behind us in church. Our prayers are with your family.
Robert & Gaylyn Hofacker
July 25, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dale was one of the most enthusiastic encouraging people on dailymile and the whole community will miss him terribly.
Brian Vinson
July 25, 2013
Heather, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, I can't stop crying, God Bless you and your family.
Louise Shawler
July 25, 2013
You are all in my heart and prayers. Always remember that when someone is so much a part of your life, they are never, ever really gone. God Bless you all.

Much love,
Randall Lipstraw
July 25, 2013
May you rest in peace and ride with the angels in heaven. As your dailymile friend, we will missed you. Prayers for Tusen entire family.
Barbara Sowah
July 25, 2013
Leah & Steve, So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dick & Linda Fouts
July 25, 2013
So sorry. He helped me so much at Wal-Mart.
July 25, 2013
Sorry to hear about the loss of Dale. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with Dale in the Sandusky and Port Clinton Pharmacy. He was such a nice guy! He will be missed!
Bethany Wilburn
July 25, 2013
He will always hold a special place in my heart!! He loved God, and always had a smile to brighten your day! My heart aches for Heather and kids, loveto all affected!
Nichole Gradel
July 25, 2013
We feel your pain, please accept our condolence.
Ih Foo Lin, MD
July 25, 2013
Heather and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We love you all and we are paying for you!
Shane & Brandi Overmyer
July 25, 2013
Prayers of comfort for you all, words can't be said for such a tragedy, but thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
July 25, 2013
Im so sorry to hear about Dales passing he is in my prayers and so are you and the precious kids. He was very nice in school and i didnt see him much since but im sure he was a loving husband and father. He is watching over you always.
Stephanie Priddy
July 24, 2013
Very sorry to the whole family. God Bless you all. Sending love and prayers!!!
Jodie Cherry
July 25, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Crosser Funeral Home Oak Harbor Chapel
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