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Dale G. Shaner

April 14, 1937 — May 9, 2024

Dale G. Shaner, 87, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown.

Born April 14, 1937, in Pottstown, Dale was the son of the late Amos M. and Bernice L. (Krause) Shaner. He and the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Ruth Ann (Evans) Shaner, were married on December 12, 1959, at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Royersford.

Dale served his country honorably and faithfully as a member of the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960.

Dale was a 1956 graduate of Spring Ford High School. He worked as an electrician for Reading Crane and Hoist, Stowe, and for Mrs. Smith's Pies. He also spent time working at Bethlehem Steel. Dale was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville, where he served as custodian for 18 years.

Dale was a longtime scout leader for Cub Scout Pack 36 and Boy Scout Troop 36, Gilbertsville. He was active with the youth field day for the Boulder Rod & Gun Club, a life member of the Pike Township Sportmen's Association, a member of the Boyertown Rod & Gun Club, and a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists.

Dale served his community as a life member and fire policeman for the New Hanover Township Fire and Rescue Station 37. He was very active with the department and always helped with the bingo. Dale also was an instructor for 15 years for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He conducted Hunter Safety and Boating Safety courses and was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Instructor in 2020.

Dale loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, boating, going camping with his family, racing pigeons and making wine. Most of all, he truly cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Ruth Ann, are his children, Dean J. Shaner, husband of Patricia S. (Stone) Shaner, Loves Park, IL, Debra R. (Shaner) Harris, wife of Vincent J. Harris, Douglassville, Drew B. Shaner, husband of Jodie L. (Kemmerer) Shaner, Gilbertsville, and Doreen A. (Shaner) Quarto, wife of Frank G. Quarto, Phoenixville. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, A.J., Greg, Matthew, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, Hannah, Kira and Steven, his great-grandchildren, J.J., Peyton, Laney, Seneca, and Salem, his beloved kitty cat, Molly, his two sisters, Bonnie, and Donna, and by many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Amos Shaner.

A Celebration of Life for Dale will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:00 am, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Avenue, Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories.

A visitation for Dale will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the church.

Donations may be made in Dale's memory to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Avenue, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.

Walbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for our Uncle Dale and our extended family. Online condolences may be offered at www.WalbertFuneralHome.com.

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Visitation - Public

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

11:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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44 Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA

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