Everett R. Dysinger

February 18, 1931 ‒ March 18, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Everett R. Dysinger, 90, of Galion passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born February 18, 1931 in Van Buren, Ohio and was the son of Howard L. and Lelah (Thompson) Dysinger. On February 10, 1951 he married Katheline Mae (Pettus) Dysinger and she preceded him in death after 64 years of marriage on June 29, 2015.

Everett graduated from Galion High School in 1949. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict and in the United States Air Force as a Communications Specialist from 1956 to 1977, retiring after 25 years of service. During his Air Force career he received the Bronze Star, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation.

After his Air Force retirement, he and his wife lived in Phoenix, Arizona for many years, where he had his own Realty office. Everett and Katheline enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and were members of the Mid-Ohio Winnebago Camping Club. He was a life-member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America. Everett previously enjoyed golfing, fishing and attended Grace Point in Galion.

He is survived by his son, Bob Dysinger and his wife, Sara Zanelletti of Los Angeles, California; grandson, Scott Dysinger of Henderson, Nevada; great-grandson, Dustin Dysinger; sisters Dorothy “Doddie” McClarren and Betty (Don) Gehrisch all of Galion and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, David Dysinger; sisters, Veda (Wilbur) Shifley, Bonnie Dove and Mildred Burrell and brothers, Carl E. Dysinger and Robert C. Dysinger.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 12:00 noon.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice and Grace Point in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • Dear Bob,
    I’m so sorry we won’t be able to attend the service. I will always remember your Dad’s infectious smile and the twinkle in his eyes! He was always so proud of you and David.
    Annette Shifley Propst

  • Dear Family,
    I loved uncle Everett and will never forget the love and kindness he and Kay showed my family.
    Enjoy heaven my blessed uncle. You deserve the best seat in the house! You will always be my hero❤️
    Julie Denman Matuck.

  • Dear Bob and family, so sorry to hear that Uncle Everett has passed. What a wonderful uncle he was to us and I know my Mom, Bonnie loved him very much. I can’t think of him without seeing that big beautiful smile. I know you were a great source of happiness to him. Love, Judy and Bill and family

  • Bob, family, Uncle Everett was always a centerpiece of happiness. His great big smile in that totally smiling face was awesome. Happiness glowed in him and exuded him at these times, filling us. Playing croquet, joking and laughing with everyone, just driving in a car or being around, he seemed to love every moment of his and our lives. Visiting in Canada, Arizona, Galion, we came away with great memories-a lake so clear you could see the fish you were trying to catch in the depths right below his boat, cloudless blue sky sun in the back yard heat, Kay with a glowing smiling face to match his. Think memories, of a life, lives all around, well lived, of joy we had and have because of the man we called Uncle Everett. Cousin Chuck

  • Mr. Dysinger was in the same class, 1949, as my Dad, Richard Keller. I remember a few times when Mr. and Mrs. Dysinger would be in town and they would stop by to visit my parents. Always much laughter and fun! He always found some time to talk to me, a mere kid, and ask about school and sports. The Wislers, the Dyes, Homer Fox, Mom & Dad, so many others. Jeanette Fox is the only one that I know of who is still here. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

    Jim Keller