Charles Dadlow, 1935-2021


Charles Russell Dadlow, 86, of North Judson, Ind., passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.

He was born April 1, 1935, in La Porte, Ind., the son of Russell and Dorothy (Whorwell) Dadlow.

A lifelong resident of the area, Charles was the owner of Jeepacres, New Carlisle, Ind., as well as D&D Boat Mart. He loved to work, but he also loved to play. An avid fisherman and deer hunter, he especially enjoyed duck and goose hunting. He had a converted bus, which he took on trips to Colorado for his deer-hunting trips.  Charles was also a big family man and thoroughly loved big family gatherings, where he was the life of the party, mainly because of his great gift of gab.

Charles and the love of his life, Mary Jo (Petrie) Dadlow, were married Oct. 7, 1967. She survives.

He is also survived by two sons, C. Douglas (Cindy) Dadlow of Shirley, Ark., and Daniel Dadlow of Lowell, Ind.; two daughters, Deborah (Michael) Dillon of Wheatfield, Ind., and Kimberly (Richard) Facciolo of Wilmington, Del.; two brothers, Wayne Dadlow of La Porte and Dennis “Butch” (Nancy) Dadlow of La Porte; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters, Tamara Swisher and Dena Marie Damian; and a brother, Dallas Collings.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. at Patton Cemetery, La Porte, with Pastor Kal Morrison, New Carlisle First United Methodist Church, officiating. A luncheon will be served after the service. Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, La Porte, is handling arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shiners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607, in Chuck’s memory.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

8 Responses to “Charles Dadlow, 1935-2021”

  1. Jeanne Knickelbein Dickey

    Sep 14. 2021

    Mary Jo, I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my significant other almost five years ago now, and know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Brian Kosowski

    Sep 14. 2021

    Great guy

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  3. Jennifer Jones

    Sep 14. 2021

    Sorry for your loss Mary Jo and family. Your in my prayers..Chuck was very good to my dad.. Also, I remember buying my first car from him a Blue AMC spirit 5speed. I loved that car..

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  4. Bette Conroy

    Sep 14. 2021

    So sorry for your loss Mary Jo. You are in my prayers.

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  5. Blaine Snyder

    Sep 15. 2021

    To all of Chuck’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been friends with him for 45 years and always knew him as a good man. He will be missed greatly.

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  6. Amy

    Sep 16. 2021

    You will be missed Grandpa Dadlow. Prayers for you grandma Dadlow 💗Grandpa give mom and aunt Dena tons of hugs and kisses up there!!

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  7. Brian Salzer

    Sep 18. 2021

    So very sorry for your loss Mary Jo and family. I have known you and Chuck for most of my life. First met you both a D&D Boat Mart when I was a teenager.You are both wonderful people and always have been.I will miss Chuck very much. Prayers to you and your family./

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  8. Aspasia J Petros Fritz

    Sep 21. 2021

    Sincere sympathy to Chucks family. My family , the Petros family on Ohio street, spent many nights playing “kick the can” with Chuck & his family. Later Chuck came to my husband’s auctions—-John Fritz
    Auctions Service in LaPorte, IN. We remoniess of days gone by.
    Chuck always had a smile and kind words.
    John & Aspasia Petros Fritz, LaPorte, IN

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