Dale Edwin Goris


Dale Edwin Goris, 93, of Sarasota, Florida, died on Aug. 14, 2019. He was born Nov. 19, 1925 in West Point, Indiana, to Richard and Dora (Huizenga) Goris.
Dale was the youngest of five children. His family moved to a farm outside of Dayton, Indiana, where he grew up and graduated from Dayton High School.
Dale continued his education at Purdue University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. His education was delayed while he served in the army in Japan during the occupation after the war. Upon his return, he was accepted into the Indiana University School of Dentistry Program where he earned his Doctorate of Dentistry in 1953.
On Feb. 2, 1952 Dale married the love of his life, Barbara Jane Baker. Shortly after, they moved to Logansport where Dale became the proud and loving father of five children. He practiced general dentistry until his retirement in 1990. While in Logansport, Dale was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the American Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society. He was a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dale and Jane moved to Nokomis, Florida, a few years after his retirement. He was an active member of Siesta Key Chapel where he served as an elder. Dale also continued his dentistry as a volunteer at the Friendship Center. In his free time, Dale followed his passion of playing golf. He and Jane enjoyed traveling and entertaining.
Dale is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Jane and son Dirk.
He is survived by his children, Jack (Anita) Lafayette; Nancy (Doug) Mills, Crawfordsville; James (Lori), Evansville; David, Brownsburg; daughter-in-law Cheryl, Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Sept. 19, 2019 at Tippecanoe Memory Garden Chapel at 11:30 a.m.
To honor Dale's son, Dirk, memorial gifts can be made to: Indiana Chapter of ALS Association, 7202 E. 87th Street, Suite102, Indianapolis, IN 46256.
Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com
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3 posts

Debbie Carithers
Aug 30, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Goris.
Jean & Jack Hansen
Aug 28, 2019
Sorry to hear about Dale. We have known each other since we bought our first condo at SSRQ Many years ago and also living at Calusa Lakes Miss seeing him try to walk around neighborhood before he moved to Bay Village. He will be missed but now joins your mother. Thoughts are with your family.
Louise Foust
Aug 25, 2019
Jack, my condolences to you and your family.