Von Dale Bishop, 77, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born on April 22, 1941 to the late Ralph E. and Ninabelle (Dehnhoff) Bishop. On July 9, 1961 he married Beverly Eaton and she survives along with four children; Melanie (Mark) McKinley of Kenton, Annette (Mike) White of Raymond, OH, Allison Bishop of Washington, D.C. and Eric (Jennifer) Bishop of Findlay. Von is also survived by thirteen grandchildren; Elizabeth Mayer, Matthew (Anna) McKinley, Patrick McKinley, Sarah (Craig) Nichelson, David White, Brett White, Mindy (Jorge) Rivera, Nicole Bosse, Chandler White, Seth White, Joshua Bishop, Kaleb Bishop and Emily Bishop, six great grandchildren; Anthony Mayer, Jenna Nichelson, David Nichelson, Marcelino Rivera, Catalina Rivera and Maverick Rivera, two sisters; Carol Kozusko of Lorain, OH, June (David) Elwell of Elyria and a brother, Steven (Linda) Bishop of Findlay. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edson Bishop and a brother-in-law, William Kozusko.
Von drove school bus for 43 years, taught Vo Ag/FFA for both Arcadia and Van Buren Schools for many years, as well as a boiler operator for Blanchard Valley Hospital. Von farmed the family farm alongside of father Ralph.
Von held many jobs, however, he never applied for any of them. He accepted Christ as his savior at Parkview Church of Christ. He was a kind and pleasant man who will be missed by all. Visitation for Mr. Bishop will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor David Clark officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department or the Van Buren Music or Athletic Department. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.