Dalton E. Shealy

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4/28/2014 15:00:00

4/28/2014 15:00:00

Dalton E. Shealy, age 85, resident of Bucyrus, Ohio and former New Washington resident passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Altercare of Bucyrus Care Center. He was born on April 18, 1929 in New Washington to the late John and Esther (Schimpf) Shealy. Mr. Shealy was employed with the Timken Company in Bucyrus and was a farmer most of his life. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington and a lifetime member of the New Washington American Legion. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, M. Eileen (Mull) Shealy whom he married on September 26, 1952; two sons, John D. (Jodi) Shealy of Marysville; and Richard L. (Betty) Shealy of Bucyrus; four grandchildren, Melissa Stiltner, Philip Shealy, Evan Shealy, and Kimberly (John) Chavatzas; four great grandchildren, Andrew Stiltner, Meghan Stiltner, Jacob Chavatzas, and Emily Chavatzas; two sisters, Miriam (James) Yaussy of Bucyrus; and Doris (Kenneth) Strohm of New Washington; a brother, Weldon (Violet) Shealy of Bucyrus; son-in-law, Garry Brewer of Upper Sandusky and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Brewer; and two brothers, Ivan (Neva) Shealy and Kenneth (Virginia) Shealy.
A private memorial service will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio with military honors conducted by the New Washington American Legion. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made.


David and MarsaLynn Shealy, Aaron and Jennifer Shealy, Rebecca and Kevin DeYoe and Kate Shealy - May 6, 2014

Dear Aunt Eileen and John and Dick and your families,
We are so saddened at the loss of Uncle Bud, but rejoice because we know he is in the arms of our loving God, and may your faith give you strength at this time. We are grateful to have had Uncle Bud in our lives. I will always remember Uncle Bud and Ivan singing together in the choir at St. John’s and how their voices blended so beautifully. We also remember Bud’s(and your’s Aunt Eileen) great compassion and care for Ivan and Neva at the end of their lives, for your visits and tender care for Neva when she was so frightened in Altercare, and for the wonderful family values that you and Bud believed in and lived out together. May your memories uphold you and God’s unfailing love comfort you. Love, Dave and MarsaLynn and family

John shealy - May 1, 2014

With the passing of my father, I took stock of what this man taught me, and I realized how blessed I was to have had him. Good and bad, he taught me the following:
* Love nature, the farm, and livestock, and be the best caregiver to it all;
* How to tie a tie, that I tried to pass onto my two boys;
* Not smoke cigarettes, because it robs a man of movement, wealth, and health;
* How to cherish singing bass in church and the love of singing in general. How proud I was to sing with him, side by side, “In Christ There Is No East or West”;
* How humor can carry a man through almost anything and cause a smile on the face of those who are unhappy or angry;
* A strong work ethic that one does the job until it is actually done, then let it go;
* On the flipside, work is not everything and a Dad has to play and interact with his kids, cause ya only get one shot at it and when it is gone, it truly is gone, sorry Dad, I gave to my sons my time;
* You can work at a hard, hot, dirty factory job that provides for your family, then use the surplus to work at something you love and that is your very own and defines you, i.e. the farm.
* Though a marriage can have pitfalls and pain, sticking with it, working at it, and loving in it, is how a man makes it work.
* Tussle and spank your sons no matter how old they think they are on their birthdays, bull to little bull;
* Being there for your son when times were really tough and scary, and giving me strength in knowing you were there, like pulling me in the crux of your arm and holding me after I crashed and totaled the family car or when I was going through a divorce and totally lost emotionally.
I could go on Dad, but all is I can say it thank you and that I never said I loved you enough. I am truly sorry for that, but I know, we know, we loved each other. You did a great job, and God blessed me with you.

The Dalton Shealy Family - Apr 29, 2014

Our condolences to Eileen, Dick, John and your families. May God be with you and comfort you at this time. You are in our thoughts as well as in our prayers.
Ron and Deb Lutz Family