Dale Barnhart, age 71, of Allegan, MI passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 in Battle Creek. Dale was born April 11, 1945 in Kalamazoo the son of Floyd and Mary (Harris) Barnhart. After graduation, he worked at Brunswick Corp. in Kalamazoo for several years before serving his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his time in the service Dale worked on the family farm before going to Sebright Products in Hopkins where he worked as a welder until retiring in 2000. Dale loved hunting for morel mushrooms; he was a great cook, enjoyed ice fishing and was a skilled golfer. He is survived by his wife the former Glenda Digby; 4 children, Brenda (Alan) James of Kalamazoo, John (Nicole) Barnhart of Plainwell, Nettie (Dennis Nix) Pidgeon of Portage and Randy (Amanda) Barnhart of Allegan; 10 grandchildren; his brothers, Daniel, Niel and Steven. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may meet with Dale's family for a memorial visitation Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial of ashes will take place Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at Fort Custer National Cemetery with full military honors. Contributions in memory of Dale may be made to Wounded Warriors.