Thursday, December 12, 2019

Homer Dangler

Homer Leon Dangler, 94, died Saturday morning, December 7, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family while under the loving care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born November 12, 1925, in Deshler, Ohio to Homer Elmer and Ethel Pearl (Thatcher) Dangler.

Homer attended Leipsic Public Schools. He enlisted and proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II, where he was stationed in Brazil. Homer had an extensive knowledge of American History and was very active in organizations and clubs that shared his pioneering spirit.

A skilled craftsman and exquisite woodcarver, Homer completed many projects over the course of his career and lifetime. A self-taught and enthusiastic musician, he recently built a handmade violin that sounded as beautiful as it looked.

Homer’s first love was flying, which began as a child, building model airplanes. His interest in flying increased during his time in the Navy. He built and flew three airplanes. Over the years, he formed lasting friendships with many “flying buddies.”

In addition to his loving wife of over 70 years, Frances, he is survived by his children, Dianna (Norman) Samuelson, Tim (Brenda) Dangler, and Peggy Dangler; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Homer will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Adrian Community Church, 4545 Wolf Creek Highway, Adrian, MI with Pastor Geoff Koglin, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Annis Fint Post 1584 and American Legion Post 97.Visitation for Homer will take place on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and take place at a later date in Sugar Ridge Cemetery in Leipsic, OH.

Memorial donations to honor Homer can be made to the Hospice of Lenawee, West Adrian Community Church, or the Salvation Army. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Eternal rest grant unto Homer, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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