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Eight Bells... Dennis Dean "Denny" Dieball Sr.

Published on 11/14/2018

Dennis Dean "Denny" Dieball Sr., age 74, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family - wife Judy, sons, Ernest (Jacqueline) Dieball and Dennis "Skip" (Laurie) Dieball Jr.; grandchildren, Megan, Mallory, Max and Dean. The Dieball Family has been sailing Lightnings with Western Lake Erie Fleet 42 out of North Cape Yacht Club. 

He was born November 5, 1944 in Toledo to Dean and Dorothy (Hendee) Dieball. A veteran of the US Navy, Dennis served his country honorably for four years completing tours of duty in Vietnam, Japan and Africa. His proudest moment as a Navy Seaman was becoming a "Shellback" aboard the Bon Homme Richard. Dennis was employed by Toledo Edison for 23 years as an instrument and controls technician. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Dieball Boat Works for 10 years.

Dennis' true passion in life was boating. He was bestowed life member of Toledo Ice Yacht Club where he served as Commodore, Treasurer, and was recipient of the Wing Memorial trophy. Dennis was past Commodore of Jolly Roger Sailing Club. He was also life member of Interlake Sailing Class Association. His sailing accomplishments include National Champion of the Interlake Class, Masters Champion of the Highlander Class and Junior Champion of the Rhodes Bantam Class. He was a proud member of North Cape Yacht Club, Jolly Roger Sailing Club, Toledo Ice Yacht Club along with many sailing class associations.

A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, November 18 from 1-3 pm at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. The Memorial Service for Dennis will begin at 3 pm in the funeral home with Pastor James Anderson presiding. 

Memorial donations may be given to the Junior Sailing Programs at Toledo Ice Yacht Club, Jolly Roger Sailing Club and North Cape Yacht Club. Please share condolences at

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