Tipp City Herald 
Jan., 6, 1998

DINSMORE, DAVID W. - Services for David W. Dinsmore, 81, of Tipp City will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  in the West Charleston Church of the Brethren by Galen Miller.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, from 2 to 8  p.m. Tuesday.  Mr. Dinsmore, a mechanical engineer who retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1979, died Jan. 4  at 7:15 a.m. at his residence.  A lifelong resident of Bethel Township, he was a graduate of Bethel High School  and Tri-State University, Angola, Ind.  He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps officer and retired from the Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel.  He was a Cub Scout and 4-H leader, a Men's Booster Club member at Bethel High School, past president and member of the Bethel Board of Education, the Miami County Board of Education and a charter member of the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School Board.  He was a lifetime deacon, Sunday School teacher, and superintendent of the West Charleston Church of the Brethren. A Tipp City FISH service organization member, he coordinated the preparation and publication of Looking Back,  a history of the past 100 years of Bethel schools and was a member and trustee of Tipp City Senior Citizens, a former board member of the Miami County Health Department and a former zoning commissioner in Bethel Township.  His hobbies included a collection of over 100 antique washing machines, a Model T fire truck and school bus  and other antique vehicles.  He is survived by his wife, Patty S. (Shroyer) Dinsmore; a son, David Dinsmore of Seattle, Wash.; three  daughters, Carolyn Rogers of Indianapolis, Mrs. Terry Fincrum of Mascoutah, Ill., and Mrs. William Corbin (Janet) of Carmel, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Robert W. Dinsmore of Brandt and Stanley Dinsmore of Dayton and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and his parents, Allen M. and Nettie (Keller) Dinsmore. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, the West Charleston Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund or the Bethel High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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