Melvin Dale Eaton, age 71, of Leasburg, MO, formerly of Indianapolis, IN, passed away at home on Friday, October 19, 2018. He was born in Gary, IN on April 5, 1947 to the late Stafford and Ruth (Stout) Eaton. Dale was a proud member of The United States Army. He worked as an Instrumentation Technician for Bethlehem Steel and Eli Lilly. He was a former member of Wheeler Methodist Church.

Dale is survived by his daughters, Emily Eaton of Bourbon Missouri, Katherine Frankovic of Downers Grove, IL; grandchildren, Evan Frankovic, Lilly Berg, Avery Frankovic, Jesse Wagner; and brother, Thomas Eaton of Woodbury Heights, NJ.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Jack Eaton, Jim Eaton, Kay Horan.

A graveside service for Dale will take place Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery, 1505 Morthland Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46383. REES FUNERAL HOME, HOBART CHAPEL, has been entrusted with arrangements. For more information, please call 219-942-2109. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: