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“im so sorry for you loss. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: jackie laing-davis - lima, OH

“Betty and family, so sorry for your loss, we both loved Ted, a wonderful neighbor, who will be missed, we will keep Betty in our prayers, and still...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met Ted when I worked at Superior. What a wonderful and kind man! I didn't see him everyday but when our paths...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Goodwin - Lima, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the entire family. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Penny Wheeler - Lima, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ted for 6.5 years at Superior Forge & Steel as a Boiler Operator. You will be missed. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Patrick Decker - Wapakoneta, OH

“To the Dahlke family.I am so sorry for you loss. Ted will be sadly missed.He was one of the nicest and most gracious people I have ever met! You all...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Donald Spyker - Columbus, OH

“Betty and family, I was a friend of your daughter Deb, and I met both you and Ted when he was a patient at Lima Memorial two or three years ago. I...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Martin - Wapakoneta, OH

“We love Ted he was a great guy.,love you allDallie and Lowell Thomas ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Ted. Ive known you guys for years. You couldnt of asked for a nicer man. He was always so nice to me. I will be praying...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Anita Duling - Lima, OH

“What a life that Ted lived. We worked together at SFS after his first retirement from the refinery and he worked around all of us at his age. He...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joseph Hopson - Lima

“God bless and comfort each of you as you miss this wonderful Godly man. I know how loved and treasured he was by all of you. I can't help but think...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Davis - Bellefontaine, OH

“To the family of Theodore V Dalke. Ted Sr will be missed. He was a great guy to work with at the Refinery. I enjoyed his humor and great character...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Michael Green - Wapakoneta, OH

“So. Sorry. Love you all. Prayers ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Dorothy Winter

“Where do I even begin, I have known Ted my entire life, starting out at Lake Amanda Ted and Betty presented me with a beautiful Dakes Bible that I...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Stemen-Williams - Lima, OH

“Where to begin, I have known Ted all of my life , He and Betty presented a beautiful Dakes Bible to me while we were all still camping at Lake Amanda...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Stemen-Williams - Lima, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to all the Dahlke family. We were sad to hear of his passing. This gentle, loving, caring uncle will truly be missed. We...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Kim, Mrs. Dahlke & Family,May God comfort you during the loss of your Loved One. I know Deb was waiting for him along with his Parents( who were my...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Genevieve Lynch - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest condolences to all. Ted is surely with his Heavenly Father because of Jesus' grace and mercy. Love always Sue Hartman ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Kim, sorry for the loss of your father. Mrs. Dahlke, so sort for the loss of your husband my prays and thoughts are with you! ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Kareng Ziegenbusch Matthews Lima

“Ted the world feels your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you..... and the heavens rejoice..... Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: DAVID MAIZE - DELPHOS, OH

“Betty, Ted and Kim, Our Lord is holding you all in his loving arms as he holds Ted and guides him home. Bless you all and know that this worlds loss...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Hartman - Whitewater, CO

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Judy Bailey ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

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Theodore V. Dahlke, age 86 of Lima, went to his heavenly home with Jesus at 9:43pm on Tuesday October 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 30, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to Theodore L. Dahlke and Genevieve M. (Manzler) Dahlke both deceased. He married his loving wife of 67 years, Betty A. (Hartman) Dahlke on July 1, 1950 who survives in Lima.
Ted Dahlke graduated from Lima South High School in 1949. He then joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California in 1949. He proudly served his country as a stationary steam engineer aboard the USS Dixie AD 14. He is a Veteran of the Korean War. He received his stationary steam engineer's Ohio license in 1953. Ted retired from the Lima Refinery in 1993 where he worked for 25 years. He then had a 2nd retirement from Superior Forge and Steel in 2014 where he worked for 6.5 years. Ted is an active member of the VFW and American Legion. Ted is a born again Christian who has served faithfully his Lord and Savior all of his life. His favorite passage is Matthew 6 "The Lord's prayer". Ted wants all to know that "Jesus is the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the Father except through Him", John 14:6.
His legacy and service towards the Lord will continue through his survivors. For this is his prayer. This includes his children: Kimberly (Jim) Lawrence of Harrod and Theodore (Carolyn) Dahlke of Lima. His oldest daughter, Debra K. Joseph-Budde, deceased on 11.5.13. He is anxiously awaiting her greeting in heaven along with his parents. He has 7 grandchildren, Heidi (James) Hartz of Toledo; Dawn (Jamie) Thomas of Georgia; Joshua (Erin) Joseph of St. Mary's; Theodore Dahlke of Findlay; Katie (Travis) Neal of St. Mary's; Claire (Alex) Ciminillo of Lima; Levi Dahlke of Lima, he has 7 great grand children who he loves very much. Tyler, Madelyn, and Malachi Hartz of Toledo; Wyatt and Macy Thomas of Georgia; Kaden Neal of St. Mary's; Tavi Joseph of St. Mary's. He is survived by his brother Donald (Betty) Dahlke of Lima. His sisters Donna Craig, Arline Daly, and Dorothy Schafer and brother Everett Dahlke are all deceased.
The family will have a private service at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Doneta Warren officiating. In honor of our father, husband, and grandfather, the family requests donations are made to "Disabled Veterans". Donations: or DAV-Disabled American Vet, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. Online condolences may be shared at