Dale E. Ruggles


Dale E. Ruggles, 77, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Hancock Regional Hospice. He was born on June 22, 1938, in Indianapolis, to the late Russell “Bud” Ruggles and Lola (Brooks) Manlove.

Dale graduated from Greenfield Central High School in 1956 and later joined the Army National Guard. Dale spent his career at Eli Lilly as a Scientist Technician until his retirement in 1993. Dale was an avid golfer, and auto racing fan, he also enjoyed attending sporting events, and spending time with his grandkids.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Yoopadee “Dee” Ruggles, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1990; daughters, Cynthia Lynn Raker of Churubusco, Ind. and Kristi (Micheal) Dray; sisters, Marsha Sheffield and Melissa Mattingly; brother, Russell Ruggles; four grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Connie Goedert and Charlene Randolph.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 W. Main St. Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Dale’s honor to Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice Care, 801 N State. St. Greenfield, IN 46140.

Condolences or memories may be shared online at www.stillingerfamily.com