Dale E. Lammers
Dale E. Lammers, age 95 of Delton, passed away November 7, 2018 at his home with his family at his bedside. Dale was born on the family homestead July 22, 1923, in Delton. Dale was a 1941 graduate of Delton Kellogg High School. In January of 1943, he entered the United States Army, where he served for thirty four months, twenty nine of them overseas, participating in four campaigns. Recently Dale and his son: Bruce, were honored to participate in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC. Dale was a loyal employee of Lammers Garage in Cedar Creek for four years, Battle Creek Auto Body and Stan Lassen of Battle Creek. He also was employed as a machinist for the Grand Trunk Railroad for twenty four years, retiring in 1988. Dale enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and working outside. He loved to tinker and he could repair anything. On August 3, 1963, he married the love of his life, the former Katherine Simmons and she preceded him in death on December 19, 1983. Dale is survived by a daughter, Sandra Lammers, a son, Bruce (Tracie) Lammers, a sister, Joyce Palmer, and grandchildren: Joshua, Arin and Rachel Lammers. Dale was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Merl, Elwin, Clare, Duane and Wendell, and a sister, Marjorie Young. His family will receive friends, Sunday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton. Dale’s Funeral Service will be conducted Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:00 AM at Cedar Creek Bible Church, Pastor Robert Norton, officiating. Burial will take place in Fort Custer National Cemetery with military honors on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 11:30 AM. Memorial contributions to Great Lakes Christian College or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Dale’s family.