Dave A. Axe, 67, of Saint Marys, died 5:40 P.M. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
He was born December 1, 1950, in Celina, Ohio, the son of Paul E. and Lois (Burden) Axe.
He married Charlotte Ziegler of July 2, 1977, in Lima, Ohio, and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; by his mother, Lois Axe of Saint Marys; by a daughter, Natalie (Joe) Turpin of Pataskala, Ohio; by two grandchildren: Noah and Madeline Turpin. He is also survived by his siblings: Linda (Steve) Opperman of Saint Marys; Dwayne (Jackie) Axe of Saint Marys; Dwight (Carmen) Axe of Wapakoneta; by his brothers-in-law, John (Ruth) Johnson of Broomall, Pennsylvania; Nick Johnson of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Axe, and by a daughter, Jennifer Axe.
Dave was a 1969 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. He retired from the US Postal Service, where he had served as Postmaster of the St. Henry Post Office.
He was a member of Eagles Lodge 767; Mercer Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. Dave coached Track and Field for Auglaize County Special Olympics for many years and more recently was their Coordinator. He was a past member of the Auglaize County Board of DD and a longtime board member of Auglaize County Crippled Children Adults. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, Saint Marys, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to Auglaize County Special Olympics. Condolences may be sent to Dave’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net