Ernest D. Dagg, 82, of South Granville Boulevard, Fremont, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at home.
He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Washington, Pa., to Louis and Nellie (Millstead) Dagg. He married Pauline A. (Wilder) Dagg Jan. 22, 1944, in Green Springs, and she survives. Ernest is a graduate of Green Springs High School and attended New York City College. Ernest served in the 87th Infantry division with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46, where he rose to the rank of sergeant major. He served in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Ernest received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, East African Middle-East Theater Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was owner of Dagg Insurance Underwriters and retired in 1978.
Ernest was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church; Green Springs Masonic Lodge, Toledo Consistory; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association; Green Springs American Legion; a life member of VFW, Sandusky; board member of Erie County Farmers Insurance Company for 25 years where he served as secretary and treasurer; was a board member of Republic Franklin Insurance Co.; and was a chief deputy of Erie County Sheriff's office. He owned two airplanes and enjoyed flying them.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Pauline Dagg of Fremont; and children, Sharon (Robert) Karlovetz of Fremont and Robert E. (Anita) Dagg of Lindsey, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Theodore D. Dagg.
Mr. Dagg elected to donate his body to the Medical University of Ohio. A memorial service will be at a later date.
Arrangements were made with Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Sandusky County.
Condolences may be sent to wonderlyhorvath.com.