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July 24, 2019

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Bill Dodge was retired as a custodial supervisor at ONU

Was an Ada HS grad and WWII veteran

William R. “Bill” Dodge, 94, died on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 8 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 10, 1925, in Ada, Ohio to Elza and Marjory Ann (McBride) Dodge who preceded him in death.  On Aug. 21, 1949, Bill married Janice L. Busick and she survives in Ada.

Bill retired from Ohio Northern University, Ada in 1990 after working 10 years as custodial supervisor.  He was a U.S. Marine Veteran who served during WWII.  Bill also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was a member of the Ada Church of Christ Disciples.  He was a graduate of Ada High School class of 1943.  Bill was a life member of the Ada VFW Post #9381.

Also surviving are three sons: Thomas Dean (Joyce) Dodge of Ada, Robert Gail (Ruth Ann) Dodge of Findlay and William R. (Linda) Dodge, II, of Ada; three daughters: Cynthia L. Dodge of Mansfield, Connie L. (David) LaRue of Ada and Susan Annette (Alan) Ringle of Sand Springs, Oklahoma;  nine grandchildren: Scott (Teia) Dodge, Michael Dodge, Natalie Leonard, Kreg (Kenzi) Dodge, Adam Dodge, Nathan (Courtney) Dodge, Morgan Dodge, Mark (Britany) Ringle and Aaron (Kaylee) Ringle; 16 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Rolland Dodge of Bluffton; and four sisters: Madaline Lenhart of Lima, Inez Crouse of Findlay, Virginia Cowles of Pataskala and Betty Berringer of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons: infant son, Ricky Lee Dodge and Brian David Dodge who died in 1996; three brothers: Roger Dodge, Gary Dodge and Howard Dodge; and two sisters: Kathryn Snyder and Patricia Lambert.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Thomas Dearth officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, with graveside military honors being conducted by the Ada VFW Post #9381 Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Hospice and/or the Community Health Professionals Homecare and Hospice of Ada and/or Alzheimers Association and/or the American Heart Association and/or the charity of the donor’s choice.