Dana Joe Kimmel

1934 - 2019

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Dana Joe Kimmel, 85, of rural Arlington, passed away at 2:07am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Center in Arlington. He was born on January 29, 1934 in Van Buren Township to the late Lee and Lida (Freed) Kimmel. He lived in the home in which he was born for his entire life. He is survived by his sister, Rachel A. (Richard A) White, of Maumee, OH; 5 nieces; and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard L. (Shirley) Kimmel. Dana was a member of the former Eagle Creek Church of the Brethren. He worked at Triplett for ten years and was a longtime farmer. He loved going to auctions, swap meets, and flea markets with friends and making new friends throughout the country. He had a talent for woodworking and working on his own machinery. The family wishes to offer special thanks to neighbors and friends and to Dr. Walton, who have looked out for Dana for years. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington. A funeral service will begin at 11:30am on Saturday, immediately following visitation. Pastor Andrew Sampson will officiate, and burial will follow at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Van Buren Township. Memorial Donations may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Memorial Donations may be made directly, or by selecting the link below. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Saturday, October 26th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, October 26th 2019 - 11:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]

    Van Buren Twp., Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Heifer International Foundation - Kimmel
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    1 World Avenue
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

    Donors Choice

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To : Rachael White and family
Date :Thursday, October 24th 2019
From : Cheryl and Shawn Rodgers
So very sorry, have many memories of Dana. He was my uncle and though did not see him much as we lived out of state, he will always have a place in my heart.



To : Rachel Richard White
Date :Friday, October 25th 2019
From : Kristi Kimmel Pietryka Mike Pietryka
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sad that Dana will no longer be holding down the Kimmel family farm. He was a sweet and gentle soul. We have made a donation to Heifer International USA in his honor. Love and hugs



To : Rachel White Family
Date :Friday, October 25th 2019
From : Lisa Bob Chandler family
We are very sorry to hear about Dana and send our love and sympathy. We donated to Heifer International USA in his name. It looks like an amazing charity and one that honors his wishes and the kind and caring person that he was.



To : Rachel
Date :Friday, October 25th 2019
From : Carol and Charlie Breitigam
So sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



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