Dalton L. Magers

December 06, 1929 ‒ February 10, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dalton L. Magers, age 89, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on December 6, 1929 in Howard, Ohio the son of Donald and Rozella (Lifer) Magers.

Dalton worked as truck driver for Schlairet Trucking for many years before retiring in 1987.  Upon retiring, Dalton was able to live his childhood dream and spend all of his days working on his family farm.  He enjoyed being outdoors and loved taking his children and grandchildren to do chores.

Dalton was an active member for over 60 plus years of Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather that will be sadly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Norma (Frye) Magers; his children, Linda (Randy Schilling) Wolfe of Mount Vernon, Gene (Debbie) Magers of West Chester, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tony (Michelle) Magers and Nina Rachael (Jared) Armstrong; four great grandchildren, Kinsley and Crosby Magers, Noah and Lucas Armstrong; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Magers of Howard, Betty Magers of Howard and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold Magers, Dean Magers and Neil Magers.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service.  Rev. Mark Wildermuth will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Dalton’s name may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church.

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  • Sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you Norma , Linda, Gene and families on Dalton’s passing. He was an interesting gentlemen and I am glad I knew him.

  • Linda , I was able to care for your dad at OES for a short time and enjoyed him thoroughly and your mom, especially when they learned that my mom was Cathy Andrews !! Oh the stories! I hope you can cherish the memories, you and family are in my thoughts.

  • Norma, I’m so sorry. Dalton was always the highlight of my day when I was on Rose. He will be greatly missed. He was always smiling and making jokes. Heaven gained a great soul.

  • Dear Norma and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Dalton. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Linda and Gene and Debbie, I will keep you all in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have that assurance that your Dad is with Jesus!

  • Norma and families, so sorry to hear of your loved one passing. What a miracle being together for 70 years, we celebrate 65 years this year in August. We lost our brother Jim Shipley

    Norma and families, so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, what a miracle being married for 70 years, we celebrate 65 years in August. We lost our brother Jim Shipley unexpected Jan. 3rd. Blessings and prayers.

    Norma and families, sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, what a miracle

  • Norma and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Dalton’s
    exceptional life. He had a special bond with his family.
    John and Cheryl Tagarelli

  • Linda…I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He lived a great life and now he is at peace. It is always sad to lose a loved one but remember the memories and always the good times. You and the Magers family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Becky Miller Brownfield

  • Mrs. Magers and the entire family our condolences to you all as you celebrate the life of Mr Magers may you all have a peace that passes all understanding
    Ed and Sharon Grant

  • Dear Gene and Debbie:

    We hope it helps in some small way for you to know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your loving thoughts about both your parents over the years; and, we trust your cherished memories will help you through this time of need.

  • Norma and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dalton was such a pleasant and wonderful person and will be missed very much at OESH. I didn’t take care of him much but when I did we always had a wonderful time.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in ours thoughts. Rob and Jennifer Wolfe

  • Norma, Gene, Debbie , Linda & family,
    Know all of you are in our prayers. What a wonderful man Dalton was. His life was full & now those memories will live on in your hearts. He is now at peace with his Heavenly Father.
    Pam & Hu Rice

  • Norma and Family: We are saddened to learn of Dalton’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • Norma, Linda, Gene, and family…. Sorry to hear about Dalton’s passing. Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected. I remember the fun times at the card parties years ago. Hold on to the memories….. Rhonda Waddell Clark

  • I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Mager’s passing. I remember you both so well from growing up at Faith Lutheran Church. It seemed like he was always around and often times was our Sunday School teacher. He kept us in line when we started to get out of control. May you find Peace and strength as you go through this difficult time, remembering the good times and being assured that one day you shall be reunited. God’s Blessings to you all.

  • Norma and family, I was so sorry to see that Dalton had passed away. I enjoyed talking to both of you at OESH. Please accept my condolences. Hang on to all the great memories.

  • Norma and Family.
    So sorry to hear of Dalton”s passing. You had many good years together, but i know you, your family, and many others,will miss him greatly .
    He and Bud can have a HIGH OLD TIME discussing Harold and , some others at American Freight.

    God will give you the strength to carry on.

    Love and prayers,


  • Norma and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy with Dalton’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with Dalton when we were doing OCC work at the farm and I will miss his smile and his friendship. Dalton was a good man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Howard and Sarah Gratz

  • Dear Linda, my best childhood friend – I was so sorry to see that you lost your dad and wanted to get in touch to extend my sympathies to you, Gene, your mom and extended family. Seeing this news brought up so many memories of nearly 60 years ago on Delano St. and I fondly remember how your parents and your entire family meant so much to me and were so much a part of my life. Sadly, my dad passed in July 2016 so it’s easy for me to imagine how much you will miss him. It’s been a long time since I have visited Mt. Vernon but truly hope we can connect the next time I do.