Dale Will, 1937-2017

Dale A. Will, 80, of LaPorte, passed away Tuesday, August  8, 2017, at IU Health LaPorte Hospital. 

He was born in Herington, KS, on February 3, 1937, to Albert and Lydia (Strauss) Will.

Dale was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and a former 6th grade teacher and choir director at St. John’s Lutheran School. He loved woodworking, gardening, fishing, music, and playing and teaching piano. Throughout his career he worked as a principal, teacher and organist.

On July 24, 1960, he married Marlene Will, who survives in LaPorte. Also surviving are his beloved children, Michele (Steve) Ailes of Plainfield, IN, Stephanie (Joel) Boesche of Waco, TX, Kimberly (Michael) Woolard of Danville, IN, and Denise (Robert) Mahon of Clemson, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Judy) Will of Albuquerque, NM; and sister, Dorothy (John) Fredrickson of Marion, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Ronald Brauer officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 11, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service at the church on Saturday

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 111 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com

5 Responses to “Dale Will, 1937-2017”

  1. Scott Ford

    Aug 10. 2017

    Mrs. Will and the Kids
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Will was always kind to me. As my 6 grade teacher he always encouraged me. He fostered my interest in geography and the different cultures of the world.

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  2. John Tanger

    Aug 10. 2017

    What a wonderful man he will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family and their loss.

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  3. Nicole Thode

    Aug 11. 2017

    Mrs. Will and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mr. Will was a great teacher. He encouraged me and my love of music throughout the years. I will miss him and his sense of humor.

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  4. Tina pisello

    Aug 25. 2017

    Mrs will and family
    In our lives, there are those that we never
    Forget. Mr Will was a kind and gentle
    soul who always brought a smile to
    my heart. I’m lucky to have had the
    privilege of being taught by him–
    Great Teacher!! Just can’t say that enough!
    I Will miss his smiling face. My thoughts,
    Love ,and prayers are with you.

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  5. Don C

    Dec 20. 2017

    I was just trying to find Dale’s address when I read he passed. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great friend to me. I will never forget him. God bless

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