Dale L. Knowlton

May 23, 1935 ‒ May 27, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Dale L. Knowlton, 86, of Galion often had a story to tell, was always busy doing something and was devoted to his family. His busy hands are now at rest and as he passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born May 23, 1935 in Pickerington, Ohio and was the son of Russell and Mary (Payne) Knowlton. Dale married Shirley Jean Rinehart on November 6, 1955 and she preceded him in death after 51 years of marriage on May 21, 2007. Dale is survived by his wife of nine years, Julie (Krauss) Waterer Knowlton whom he married on May 5, 2012.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1953 and held many jobs including farm helper, laborer in construction and fabricator with the former Baja Boats in Bucyrus. Dale also worked in the electrical field with the former North Electric, PECO II in Galion and Federal Pacific in North Carolina. Dale was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and a 4th Degree member of the St. Francis Council Knights of Columbus 1234 of Galion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mark (Jan) Knowlton, Todd Knowlton, Scott Knowlton, Scott Waterer, Rob (Bonnie) Waterer, Jan (Theresa) Waterer, Jody (Lisa) Waterer and Malissa (Gary) Klein and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Knowlton.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion, Ohio with Father Paul Fahrbach as celebrant. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dale Knowlton, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • I have only know you guys A short time, I loved listening to him & Julie if you need anything I’m here for you A other angel gone to soon.
    Dale sure will be missed.r.i.p will.iss seeing you sit out in the yard
    Thank for being a great niegnborn.

  • Dale was a wonderful man. Him and Julie just became our neighbors almost a year ago. Great to sit and visit with. I will miss you Dale. Hug’s and prayers for all of the family.

  • Julie and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy! We will pray for all of you through this difficult time.
    Greg and Jane Butler

  • Just saw in the galion paper about Dale’s passing. He was a great loving man. So sorry Julie.Didn’t know where you guys moved.

  • Julie,

    Sorry to learn of Dales passing. Always enjoyed visiting with both of you. Sympathy to you and the family.