David J. Dolezal, 68, of Avilla, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at his home.\n\nHe was born in Michigan City, on November 17, 1953, the son of the late Joseph and Aurelia (Wozniak) Dolezal. He spent his formative years in Michigan City and graduated from Elston High School in 1971. After high school, he studied at Indiana University.\n\nDavid was married to Lee Ann Wampler on October 29, 1983, in Bloomington. \n\nHe retired from UPS as a Center Manager after 35 years.\n\nDavid had just won his 2nd election as a Noble County Commissioner. He served from 2011 to 2018 and then was selected by the Republican Party to fill the void in 2021. David had a servant's heart and a heart to serve the people of his community.\n\nHe attended First Christian Church in Kendallville. He made some beautiful furniture as an active member of the Huntertown Woodworkers Club, also serving as host and treasurer. He enjoyed birdwatching, working on the farm, watching I.U. Basketball and Football. He loved to visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to hunt grouse and woodcock with his S-6 friends.\n\nDavid also had a loving heart. He maintained separate but caring relationships with his high school friends, college buddies, UPS co-workers, church family, and his neighbors in Ege. They knew David genuinely cared about each of them and that his friends were important lifelong treasures to him.\n\nDavid is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lee Ann Dolezal; his son, Wyatt (Michelle Florentine) Dolezal; three sisters, Cynthia Jones, Carolyn (Michael) Shebel, and Lynn (Richard) Donohue.\n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Donald Dolezal.\n\nFuneral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Kendallville, on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour before.\n\nThe family will also receive family and friends, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.\n\nBurial will take place at the Ege Catholic Cemetery.\n\nMemorials may be directed to Destiny Rescue.\n\nSheets & Childs Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.