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Daniel W. Bakle

April 22, 1938 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 80)
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Daniel W. Bakle, 80, of Defiance, passed away on May 11, 2018 at CHP Hospice.  
He was born on April 22, 1938 to Vaughn and  Otillia (Johanns) Bakle in Defiance, OH. Daniel served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1964. Daniel worked as a mechanic for Zachrich Trucking, Keller Trucking, Rath Builders, John Henry Kauser and Charles Kauser. On October 24, 1964 he married Janis Haines  

He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Elks, K of C, Eagles of Paulding.
Dan is survived by his loving spouse of 53 years Janis, son, Daniel (Jennifer Brakenwagen) Bakle, daughter, Jill Bakle, grandchildren, Robert "RJ" Bakle and Abigail "Gigi" Bakle, brothers, Carl (The Late: Doris) Bakle, Vince (Nori) Bakle, John (Sandy) Bakle, Walter (Deb) Bakle, Larry (Joyce) Bakle, Gerard (Jean) Bakle, Lee (Karen) Bakle and Glenn (Roni) Bakle, sisters, Cathy (Cal) Frank, Rita (Tom) Diaz, Margaret (The Late: John) Romosser and Julie (Jan) Shock.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dave Bakle.  

Visitation will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2-7 pm and also Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 10:30-11:15 am at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:30 am at St. John Catholic Church, with Father Eric Mueller, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Jackson Township, Paulding, Ohio at 2 pm.
Memorials are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to the Woodburn Christian Children's Home and or Defiance K of C. Online condolences can be given at

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