Dale E. Williamson

first_imgDale Edward Williamson of Batesville, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was 70 years old.Born on December 23, 1949 in Batesville, Indiana, he was the son of Harry Williamson and Marian (Williamson) Kessens and the step-son of Milton Kessens.In 1968, Dale graduated from Batesville High School as part of the last class to attend the old high school building. Shortly after that, he joined US Navy to serve his country during the Vietnam era. Before retiring, Dale worked in maintenance for the Batesville Casket Company for 32 years.Dale was a member of both the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the FOE Aerie #1130, Batesville. He enjoyed being a part of the local Aerie and went on to become the Indiana FOE State President from 1997 to 1998. Supporting this group and their causes had become his passion. His hard work and dedication to the organization was honored in 2014 when he was inducted into the Indiana State Aerie FOE Hall of Fame.Dale and his sons were also NASCAR enthusiasts, watching and attending events together. Many times you could find Dale out cruising in his own 1989 red Mustang convertible. He was also quite a good cook. He especially liked making breakfast, and of course, his famous chili. You certainly never left hungry if Dale was cooking. Most of all he loved being with his family especially, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Deborah Williamson; sons, Jeff (Tricia) Williamson of Batesville and Greg (Tracey) Williamson of Indianapolis; step-children, John Hertel, Holly (John) Browning and Ryan (Tammy) Hertel all of Brookville; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; along with his sisters, Linda (Conley) Beard of Oldenburg and Donna Miller of Batesville.In addition to all three of his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, David Miller.Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2020 from 4-7pm followed by funeral service at 7:00pm all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post #271. His wishes were to be cremated after services.  The family will have a private burial service at St. Marks Cemetery at a future date.Due to the COVID-19 precautions, the family asks all attending to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association by bringing it to the services or mailing to Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.You are welcomed to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Dale’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img

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