LOUDONVILLE — Dwight W. Stake, 67, of County Road 2920, Loudonville, died unexpectedly early Friday morning, Nov. 5, 2010, in Samaritan Regional Health Center after becoming ill while repairing his combine at his farm.
Dwight was born June 25, 1943, in Ashland and was the son of the late Robert L. and Arlene Mosher Stake. He was a 1962 graduate of Loudonville High School and served in the Ohio Air National Guard 179th Air Lift Group, Mansfield. He was employed from 1962 through the present at the Flxible Co. as a welder and with MCI as a parts warehouseman. Dwight was also a livestock and grain farmer. Dwight was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, serving on the church council, as an usher, and assisting his wife with the Hanging of the Greens for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Ashland County Fair Board for over 26 years, the American Legion, the Loudonville Eagles, and the Loudonville Farm Club. He was a former 4-H advisor and former member of the Loudonville Lions Club.
Dwight is survived by his wife, Susan J. Black Stake, whom he married June 6, 1964; three brothers and their wives, Bill and Diane Stake, David and Sandy Stake, all of Loudonville, and Steve and Angie Stake of McDonaugle, Ga.; two sisters and husbands, Linda and Ken Carey, and Carol and Mike Snyder, all of Loudonville; 15 nieces and nephews; and three special friends, Kevin and Keith Endslow, and Les Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant daughters, Cynthia Marie and Lisa Jo Stake.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, with the Rev. Scott Henderson, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 and 8 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville. The family requests memorial contributions be made to The Stained Glass Window Fund of Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842; or Loudonville Fire Dept./EMS Inc., 200 N. Market St., Loudonville, OH 44842. Online condolences may be left for the family at Byerly-Lindsey.com.