Douglas S. Dachenbach


Douglas S. Dachenbach, O.D., 76, of Blacklick, succumbed to pancreatic cancer Jan. 5, 2019, after living a full life.


A lifelong Buckeye, he was born in Urbana and graduated from the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University in 1966 with a bachelor of science in optometry, and in 1967 with a doctor of optometry, serving the vision needs for the people of Central Ohio for 44 years.

His second life began after his retirement in 2011 with his first love, wife Karen, and his second love, a 1924 Model T Ford. They enjoyed traveling together, touring with the Model T, and working with the “Tickin’' Ts of Central Ohio”. He was also a member of the OSU Chapter of Triangle Fraternity and Mifflin Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Donna Dachenbach; and a sister, Shirley Dachenbach Shanks.

He is survived by his loving wife of seven years, Karen Adams; a brother, Dean of Lakehead, Calif.; daughters, Laura of Gahanna and Catherine (Darren) of Pataskala; stepsons, David (Cam) Foos of Ft Myers, Fla., Christopher (Jacqueline) Dains of Prospect; four stepgrandchildren, Remington and Davis Foos and Dalton and Carly Dains; and a nephew, Mark Shanks of Smithburg, Md.

The Rev. David Bubb officiates a service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna, follow visitation that begins at 10 a.m. Private internment will be held later in Philadelphia Lutheran Cemetery, West Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, a gift may be given to Mifflin Presbyterian Memorial Trust Fund; the Henry Ford Museum of Dearborn, Mich.; and Kobacker House of Columbus.