Bonnie Dale, 93

Bonnie Jean McVicker Dale, 93, of Wabash, died at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at her home. 

She was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Fulton County, to Henry Sylvester and Pearl (Brooks) Reed.

Bonnie was a 1944 graduate of Linlawn High School. She first married Joseph Thomas McVicker on Nov. 10, 1944; he died April of 1997. She then married Roger Dale on Nov. 28, 2003.

She worked as a telephone operator in LaFontaine several years. Bonnie was a 50 year member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church, where she served as President of the Frieda Arthur Club, taught kindergarten through young married couples Sunday school classes, belonged to the Willing Workers for Christ Sunday School class, and sang in the church choir. She has attended the Wabash Friends Church since 2003. Bonnie was also a member of the Liberty Belles, Red Hat Society, and was the president of a Literary Club. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and crafting. 

She is survived by her husband, Roger Dale of Wabash; two children, Timothy (Pam) McVicker of Denver, and Melody (Robert) Deal of Camarillo, Calif., a son-in-law, Robert Mendoza of LaFontaine; four stepchildren, Tom (Janet) Dale and Jim (Kathy) Dale, both of North Manchester, Dave (Lauren) Dale of Wabash, and Nancy (Randy) Niccum of North Manchester; nine grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 43 step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ronnie Reed of Columbia City, and Fred (Mary) Reed of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Cathy Mendoza, and Victoria McVicker, six brothers, Cleave, Leonard, Robert, Dale, Ray, and Jess Reed, and two sisters, Beulah Vinson and Ilene Tabler.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Bonnie may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Nov 25