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Gale Henry Doster

February 5, 1947 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 74)


Gale Henry Doster "Pineapple", 74, of Scott, passed away at 11:31 AM on Sunday, December 05, 2021 at Van Wert Health. He was born on February 05, 1947, in Paulding County, to the late Russell and Virginia (Yenser) Doster.

On May 4, 1968, he married Glenna Bennett at the Junction Methodist Church with Rev. Crosby officiating. He worked at General Motors in Defiance, Ohio from 1966 until he retired in 2002. In 2000, Gale and Glenna opened Doster's Building Surplus in Melrose and operated it until 2015 when they decided to close.

Gale served in the United States Marines and was a member of the Amvets Post 1991 in Defiance, Paulding County Genealogy Society, First Families of Paulding County and First Families the State of Ohio as well as the Civil War Society with 17 decedents.

He loved fishing and hunting, especially going to Michigan and Canada for salmon fishing, and camping and traveling with is wife. Gale would help anyone in need, whether he was pulling someone out of a ditch, changing a flat tire, lending a hand to a neighbor or simply spending time with a sick buddy.

He is survived by his wife, Glenna of Scott; two children: Steven Doster of Melrose, Ohio; Konnie (Brian) Moll of Haughton, Louisiana; grandchildren: Desiree Moll and Brandon Moll; one brother, Charles Doster; three sisters: Carolyn (Bruce) Snavely, Kathryn Golliver, Margaret Keeterle.

In addition to his parents, Gale was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Doster; brothers-in-law: Gary Golliver, James Keeterle and sister-in-law, Sharon Doster.

In keeping with Gale's wishes, a Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Amvets Post 1991, 1795 Spruce St, Defiance, OH 43512. Burial will take place in Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Oakwood, OH at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gale`s memory may be sent to the family or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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