Harold Dodge of Selmer – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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HaroldHarold Dodge of Selmer, TN was born November 20, 1926 in Morse Bluff, NE the son of the late Frank and Emma Seligman Dodge. He departed this life on August 9, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the age of 86 Years, 8 Months, 20 Days.

Mr. Dodge was a retired Truck Driver for Van Haren Van Lines in Bay City, MI and was a member of the Teamsters Union. During his lifetime he had lived in North Bend, NE; St. Louis, MI; Bay City, MI; and most recently in Selmer, TN. He served in the U. S. Army from October 1950 until August 1952 in the 120th Engineer Combat Battalion. He liked country music and was a handyman who will be missed by, not only family, but all who knew him.

He was united in marriage to his wife Miriam on December 26, 1970. Mrs. Dodge preceded him in death on March 13, 2004.

He is survived by a daughter, Vicki Tedhams and husband Steve of Grand Rapids, MI; three sons, Lenny Dodge and wife Catherine of Palmdale, CA, Mike Dodge of Sacramento, CA, Ross Dodge and wife Tammy of Elkhorn, WI; a stepdaughter, Kathy Wilson of Daytona Beach, FL; a stepson, Bill Wilson and wife Tammy of Bay City, MI; eleven grandchildren, Alisa Dodge, Christian Dodge, Kalynn Dodge, Lauren Tedhams, Amanda Dodge, Tyler Dodge, Tarisa Garner, Leena Wilson, Timothy Bruzewski, Sharon Wilson, Shelby Wilson; four great grandchildren, Heidi Garner, Halee Garner, Aebel Wilson, Kaleb Lavallee. A host of extended family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Dodge was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis Dodge, Melvin Dodge, Frank Dodge, Jr.

Memorial Services will be held on October 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Harold King officiating. Interment services will follow in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

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