Ernest E. Dudgeon, 79, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2019, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
He was born at home in Grover Hill on June 22, 1939, to the late Melvin and Beulah Rice Dudgeon.
Ernie worked for many years as a machinist at Rockwell and Detroit Aluminum & Brass, and later as a welder for tractor implements. Ernest served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He enjoyed remote control airplanes and was an NRA member.
Ernie is survived by his children, Eric Dudgeon of Bellefontaine, Dawn Dudgeon of Dayton, Wendy Snook of Galloway and Lance Dudgeon of Sidney; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Margaret Bible of East Liberty, Carol Howard of Lima, Barbara (Marcus) Barnette and Larry Dudgeon, both of Bluffton, Paul (Bonnie) Dudgeon and Michael Dudgeon, both of Ada, and Harold (Jo Ellen) Dudgeon of Lacey, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Dallas Howard and Elmer Bible; and sisters-in-law, Annetta (Haubegger) Dudgeon and Linda (Tarr) Dudgeon.
The family will be holding services at a later date through arrangements by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.