Meadville Tribune

March 26, 2014

C. Dale Kaltenbaugh

Meadville Tribune

SANDY LAKE — C. Dale Kaltenbaugh, 93, of Sandy Lake (Sandy Lake Township), passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1921, in Mill Creek Township, Mercer County, he was a son of Albert J. and Lois G. Andrews Kaltenbaugh.

He attended Kerrtown Country School and was a 1938 graduate from the former Sandy Lake High School.

Mr. Kaltenbaugh was a life-long farmer in Sandy Lake Township, and he also retired from the Cooper-Bessemer of Grove City as a supervisor in 1982 after 40 years of service.

He attended Oak Grove Church, Fairview Township, and in earlier years he served as Sunday school treasurer for many years at Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church.

He loved the land, farming and loved his family.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the European Theater of Operations and received a Purple Heart for his war injuries.

His first wife, Sarah Isabel Oliver, whom he married Feb. 12, 1942, preceded him in death May 22, 1985. He then married Margaret Alice Angel Wilds on Sept. 28, 1991, and she survives; also surviving are four daughters, twins Bess Gillette and her husband, Robert, of Stoneboro and Grace McKeever and her husband, James, of Land-O-Lakes, Fla., Joy Clayton and her husband, Howard, Hartstown, and Kathryn (Kayte) Hulse of Sandy Lake; three sons, Rollin D. Kaltenbaugh and wife, Judy, of Nescopeck, David A. Kaltenbaugh and wife, Karen, of Sandy Lake and Donald G. Kaltenbaugh and wife, Charlotte, of Cranberry; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; a brother, Charles B. Kaltenbaugh and wife, Joan, and sisters-in-law, Viola Kaltenbaugh and Jean Kaltenbaugh, all of Sandy Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, John A. (Skip) Kaltenbaugh and Robert A. Kaltenbaugh; and a stepdaughter, Karen R. Wilds.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Roger Overmyer, pastor of visitation, Oak Grove Church, Mercer, officiating.

Interment and the committal service with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township.