Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Gerald Dishon

   Gerald R. Dishon “Red” passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.

   He was born in McCuneville, Ohio on May 1, 1923 to George Howard and Sarah Beatrice (Nutter) Dishon. The family moved to Shawnee, Indiana in 1928 and later to Oakland City, Indiana in 1929, where Gerald graduated from high school.

   Gerald served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, returning to Oakland City in 1946. Shortly thereafter, he opened and operated Dishon’s Service Station on North Main until the family moved to Terre Haute in 1956.

   On Nov. 22, 1942, Gerald married Geraldine Pirkle at Oakland City, Indiana. They had two children, Teresa Kaye Davis of Gladwin and Gerald Robert (Marsha) Dishon II of DesMoines, Iowa.

   In 1973, Gerald and Geraldine settled in Gladwin where they were members of United Methodist Church, transferring their membership from Good Shepherd Methodist in Oakland City.

   Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, George H. Dishon and Warren W. Dishon; two sisters, Anabelle Harper and AlthaLou Winkler; brother-in-law, Hallie Harper; and son-in-law, Ward Davis. Surviving are his children, Gerald and Teresa; grandchildren, Glen (Wanda) Snyder, Lynee (Marty) Kapp, Eric (Linda) Snyder, SaraLyn (Scot) Stockwell, Elizabeth (Adam) Zamora, John (Heather) Snyder, Karyn (David) Smith, Kristin (Philip) Carstensen, Gerald Dishon III and Estelyn Dishon; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; brotherin- law, Ray Winkler; and sister- in-law, Mary Jane Dishon.

   Services were held Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn Chappell officiating. He was laid to rest in Oakland City, Indiana.

   The family asks in lieu of flower you consider a memorial donation to your favorite charity or the United Methodist Church in Gladwin.

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Oakland City, Indiana
Pacific Theater WWII
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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