Dale E HealyOctober 10, 1937 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 79)
AUBURN — Dale E. Healy, 79, of Auburn died Monday August 21, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in rural Butler in DeKalb County on October 10, 1937, to Byron E. Healy and Mildred (Depew) Oberlin. His father was killed in World War II. His mother, two brothers, Donald Healy and Duaine Healy, and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Woodcock and Tom Woodcock, have preceded Dale in death. Dale was a 1956 graduate of Butler High School and served his country from 1960 to 1962 during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army stationed in France. He worked at Auburn Gear in Auburn for 42 years and was very active in the UAW Local 825. He was a loan officer at WM Federal Credit Union. He was a member of Jackson Township Fire Department Board and was also a board member of the DeKalb Animal Shelter and DeKalb County Council on Aging. He was a member of the Butler Eagles and worked at the Curiosity Shop for DeKalb Health hospital and was also the maintenance person when something needed fixed. Around the hospital he was known as the “Popcorn Man.” Dale loved gardening, hunting, fishing and construction work. Most of all he loved helping people. He made friends wherever he went, loved joking and sharing his stories of his life. He married Carolyn Woodcock on September 22, 1956, in Auburn and after almost 61 years she survives in Auburn. Also surviving are a son, Wayne (Lori) Healy of Auburn and a daughter, Valerie (Jeff) Hackbush of Auburn; six grandchildren, Tabitha, Tanner, Tiarra, Tayte, Taurean and Taquoia Hackbush; a brother, Gary (Nancy) Oberlin of Butler; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gloria (Bill) Howe of Auburn, Glen Woodcock of Churubusco, Linda Kapp of Auburn, Marjorie (Jim) Hecht of Fort Wayne and Sue (Lynn) Carper of Auburn. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday August 26, 2017, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home 1860 Center Street, Auburn. Burial is in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Auburn. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Quiet Knight. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.