SPRINGBORO, Ohio — Ned Eugene Dull, 93, currently residing with
family in Springboro and long time resident and business owner in Van
Wert, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
He was born on Oct. 18,
1923, in Ohio City, the son of the late Eugene Arthur and Faye Leona
(Dudgeon) Dull. On Jan. 29, 1944, he married the former Margaret Irene
Stahl, his junior high school sweetheart, who preceded him in death on
Aug. 8, 1991.
Ned was a 1941 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High
School who attended the Ohio State University and The Citadel in
Charleston, South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S.
Army having served in the 100th Infantry. He returned to work and owned
the family business, Dull Lumber and Supply Company, for the next 50
After retiring from the lumber business, he became the
Grand Recorder of the United Grand Imperial Council, Red Cross of
Constantine for the next 20 years in Springfield, Illinois. He was a
former member and active trustee of the First United Methodist Church in
Van Wert. Ned was a member of the Van Wert Elks, VFW, American Legion
and the Rotary Club with over 64 years of perfect attendance. Ned
thoroughly enjoyed vacationing in Naples, Florida, and was an avid golf
and bridge player.
A very large and important part of his life was
the Masonic Fraternity. He was a member and presiding officer of the
Masonic Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery of Van Wert. He was the
senior 33rd Degree member of the Valley of Toledo, Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Ned was also a member of the Ohio Priory
18 Knights of the York Cross of Honor. He started Knight Templar drill
competition in Ohio as the captain of Ivanhoe Drill Team with three
consecutive first place National Championships over a period of 18
years. Ned served as the Past Grand Commander of Ohio and was the senior
Past Grand Master of the Grand Encampment, Knight Templars of the
United States. He held yet another national office, as Past Grand
Sovereign of the Grand Imperial Council Red Cross of Constantine,
serving the United States, Mexico, the Philippines and Japan.
members include his four daughters, Deborah (Jack) Frysinger, Jr., of
Naples, Florida, Rebecca (Kim) Davis of Columbus, Cindy (Gary) Kline of
Springboro, and Kathie (Pat) Lewis of Grove City, Ohio; 11
grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at First United Methodist
Church, Van Wert, with Father Donald Davidson, a close family friend,
officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery where
military rites will be conducted by the combined honor guard of the
American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Van Wert. Calling hours will be from
2 - 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. A
Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Masonic Temple.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.