DENNIS DIEBALL SR.
Dennis Dean Dieball Sr., age 74, of Toledo’s Point Place community, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 5, 1944, in Toledo, to Deane and Dorothy (Hendee) Dieball.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dennis served his country honorably for four years, completing tours of duty in Vietnam, Japan and Africa. His proudest moment as a Navy Seaman was becoming a “Shellback” aboard the Bon Homme Richard.
Dennis was employed by Toledo Edison for 23 years as an instrument and controls technician. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Dieball Boat Works for 10 years.
Dennis’s true passion in life was boating. He was a lifetime member of Toledo Ice Yacht Club where he served as commodore, treasurer, and was a former outstanding member, receiving the Wing Memorial trophy.
Dennis was past commodore of Jolly Rodgers Sailing Club and was named Yacht Man of the Year by Associated Yacht Club.
A lifetime member of Interlake Sailing Class, he was a champion of the Interlake Highlander. Also, Dennis was a former champion of the Rhodes Bantam Classes. He was currently an active member of North Cape Yacht Club.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy (Cole) Dieball; sons, Ernest (Jacqueline) Dieball and Dennis “Skip” (Laurie) Dieball Jr.; grandchildren, Megan, Mallory, Max and Dean; sisters, Betty Lloyd of Whitehouse, Ohio, and Jane Fellman of Sun City, Arizona; sister-inlaw, Janet Stevenson of West Jefferson, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, who were formerly of Point Place.
A memorial visitation was held Sunday, November 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo.
The memorial service for Dennis began at 3 p.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor James Anderson presiding.
Memorial donations may be given to the Junior Sailing Programs at Toledo Ice Yacht Club, Jolly Rodgers Sailing Club and North Cape Yacht Club.
Please share condolences at www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.