Dale Hutton Dershimer, 49, of Hazel Park, MI, formerly of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2019.

He was born December 25, 1969, in Chicago, a beloved son of Jack and Marjorie Dershimer.  Dale was a 1988 graduate of Greenville High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Direction at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  Dale had worked as a food service runner at the Detroit Zoo. He was previously a Loge Level Manager/Hospitality Food & Beverage Manager at the famous Detroit Fox Theater.

In 2001, Dale started his own business called DDI Enterprises where he provided craft services for local film and television productions.
He enjoyed the outdoors which included gardening; camping and canoeing with friends in upstate Michigan. Dale had many talents including drawing, painting, and sculpting. He also was in a local band where he sang lead and played guitar.

Dale will be dearly missed by his brother, Drew Dershimer and his wife Ericka of Greenville, an uncle; Merton Hutton, of Greenville; many cousins; as well as an extended Detroit Family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd, Greenville, PA 16125 or Madison Heights Animal Control, 802 Ajax Dr. Madison Heights, MI 48071.

A celebration of life service will be held in Detroit on September 28, 2:00-10:00.  A private burial will take place at the Shenango Valley Cemetery in Greenville.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 5, 2019    

    I remember being in our high school production of Grease with Dale, he was so fun and always quick to make us laugh. He will be missed.
    Emily Eckler GHS ’91

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 5, 2019    

    He was one of the kindest souls I have ever met…anyone who knew him loved him…he was always one to make everyone around him happy….RIP my friend❤
    Melissa Fry Blackson GHS 88

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 6, 2019    

    Such a great guy. Friendly, kind, artistic, traits which make an excellent person.

  4. Kat Fegley Kat Fegley
    September 6, 2019    

    I didn’t know Dale well, however, he struck me as a very kind person. My condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing the celebration for Dale later this month in Detroit.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 6, 2019    

    Great Human… will be missed very much!

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 29, 2019    

    I worked with him at the zoo and never saw him without a smile, Rest In Peace, you’ve earned it!

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