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Donald "Dale" McCormickJanuary 27, 1941 ~ April 13, 2017 (age 76)
Donald Dale McCormick
January 27, 1941 – April 13, 2017
Donald “Dale” McCormick, age 76, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:40 am Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Morning View Assisted Living, South Bend. He was employed as a welder for 35 years, retiring from Union Tank Car Company, East Chicago. Dale was born on January 27, 1941 in Burnham, Illinois to the late Harvey Milford and Thelma (McCarty) Berg.
Dale was united in marriage to Carolyn Jean (Fiegle) McCormick on August 8, 1964. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2005.
Dale is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Wendy and John Anderson Dustman of Grayson, Georgia and Pamela and Frank Bloom of Mishawaka; one son and his wife, Keith and Angela McCormick of Valparaiso, IN; six grandchildren, Brenden McCormick, Logan DeSchepper, Connor DeSchepper, Anna Pfister, Frank Leyden, and Miles McCormick; and one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Mayme McCormick of Crown Point, IN. A sister, Barbara Anderson and his brother, William Bennett both preceded Dale in death.
Dale served in the United States Navy from 1958– 1962.
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers, AFL-CIO since 1969.
Dale enjoyed watching movies, spending time with his grandkids, and his dog Flippy. He loved to talk about where he had been while in then Navy and about his career as a Welder.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017 at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, where friends may visit with the family from 2:00 pm until time of services. Burial will be held at Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia on December 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dale may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047, https://www.lbda.org/donate. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.