Richard A. Dodge

Born: Mon., Jun. 2, 1930
Died: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Location: Pleasant View Church of Christ


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
Location: Pleasant View Church of Christ


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Richard A. Dodge, 89, life-long resident of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 2, 1930 in Pleasant Lake, Indiana to Howard and Arlene (Shufelt) Dodge.

Richard graduated from Pleasant Lake High School in 1948.  After a bit of traveling he came back to Pleasant Lake and worked on the family farm.  In 1950 he served in the US Air Force until 1954 when he was honorably discharged.  He moved back home and went into business with his father at Howard Dodge & Son Heating and Air Conditioning.

He married Joann Kyser Douglas on December 4, 1971.

Richard had been an Indiana State Representative in the House District 51 from 2004-2012.  He had also been the Steuben Township Trustee and on the Steuben Township Advisory Board, Chairman of the Steuben County Republican Committee, Steuben County Council member in 1991 and the Steuben County Board of Commissioners in 2002.  He was a member of the Pleasant Lake Lions Club and Past District Governor from 1973-1974 and on the board for Lions Club Cancer Research. He was a member of the Pleasant Lake Historical Society, Fremont American Legion Post 257, Angola Moose Lodge and the Angola Elks Lodge.  He served on the Steuben County Economic and Development Board and a member of the Hoosier War Birds.

On April 6, 2017 Richard was presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award by Governor Eric Holcomb.  He was also a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana.

Surviving are his wife, Joann Dodge of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; children, Terry (Loretta) Douglas of New River, Arizona, Rick (Peggy) Dodge of Memphis, Tennessee, Michael (Tammi) Douglas of Northlake, Texas, Katherine (John) Jackson of Pleasant Lake, Indiana and David (Janet) Dodge of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Also surviving are his sister, Catherine Barnes of Elkhart, Indiana, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rex Dodge.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana with Michael D. Booher, Minister officiating.

Burial and Military Honors by the Fremont American Legion Post 257 will be at Hill Side Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Woodburn Christian Children’s Home or the Lions Cancer Control Fund of Indiana.

Charitable donations may be made in Richard 's memory to the following organizations:

Lions Cancer Control Fund of Indiana

Woodburn Christian Children's Home
24902 Notestine Road, Woodburn IN 46797.

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James R. Crouse
   Posted Fri February 21, 2020
On behalf of many retired State and local government employees whom Dick served through the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association, of which he was the Northeast Indiana Chapter President, our condolences to the family and to the community on the loss of a very good man. He will truly be missed.

PDGs Ann & Charlie Haffner
   Posted Fri February 21, 2020
Joann and Family,
Please know how saddened we were to learn that Dick has passed away. We were privileged to know him through Lions and always enjoyed visiting with you both whenever we saw you. May God comfort all of you in your loss.

Ed Miller
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
Are thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Sorrow for your lost.

P D G Jim Kelly
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
Am sorry to hear of Dicks passing I always looked forward to see and talk with him he was my arm to what was going on at Cancer Control My prayers go out to you Jim Kelly

Paramount Metal Systems
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020

Blooming Blues was sent by Paramount Metal Systems.

David & Janet,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know you are surrounded by those who care for you.

With warm thoughts and prayers,
Your Paramount Metal Systems Family


Theresa & Buckley McDuffee
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
David and Janet-
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today. May God's love provide you with strength and peace.

Bryan Hargett
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
Trina and I would like to express or deepest condolences to you David and the entire family.
We will continue to pray for comfort in your time of grief and adjustment to the earthly loss of your father.

Luke 23:43
And Jesus said unto him "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise".

Misty Norman
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ashlee Tapia
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
David,
My condolences go out to you and your family during this hard time. Hoping you all find peace and happiness as you celebrate the life of your father, while share all the memories of him that will live on forever.

Ashlee Tapia
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
David,
My condolences go out to you and your family during this hard time. Hoping you all find peace and happiness as you celebrate the life of your father, while share all the memories of him that will live on forever.