PRINCETON — Dallas E. Shoemaker Sr., 77, of Princeton, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 13, 2021.

He was born in Patoka Feb. 3, 1944, to Dowe E. Shoemaker and Anna Mae (Hayward). Dallas worked on the family farm starting at the age of 16, spent 13 years as an A1 Mechanic for Snap-On Tools, and had a handful of other trades. He enjoyed spending time in nature fishing and hunting. Dallas like to take rides on his motorcycle, play a good game of Euchre, and dancing to country bands. He will be missed by so many.

Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; wife Janet Shoemaker; and sister Loretta Kieffer.

He is survived by his fiancé Judy McClerkni; children Dallas (Stephanie) Shoemaker Jr., Donnie (Bobbie Pifer) Shoemaker, Donella (Clint) Fallet, and Dawn (Brian) Birge; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sisters Delores Montgomery, Virginia Perry, and Ruby Rosson.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Shoemaker. A celebration of his life is from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at Owensville Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. You can mail your contribution to: P.O. Box 518 Owensville IN 47665.


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