Obituary of Dalton Shane Pfefferle
Dalton Shane Pfefferle was born on January 15, 2001, in Monroe, Michigan. He was one of four children born to the union of Scott Edward and Loreida Jane (Dozier) Hensley. He attended Orchard Center High School in Monroe, Michigan. Dalton was extremely close with three of his siblings, older sister: Cierra, cared for him like a mother; Harlan, his only brother, and Raevin, who was his twin, a.k.a his “womb mate”. They stuck together through thick and thin forming a very unique and strong bond.
Dalton was very kind, loving, and sweet despite all the hardships he faced growing up. He loved his children, his family, and his friends, and was known as the man who would give you the shirt off his back. He was such a generous and giving person that at Christmas time he made sure the less fortunate ones around him received gifts.
Dalton loved music and writing songs, especially lyrics to rap songs. He aspired to become a musical artist one day. He not only loved football but excelled at the sport as well. As a child he was a running back and earned the nickname “crazy legs”, while playing for the Spartans. He was a member of the semi-professional Southeast Michigan Red Storm football team.
Dalton Shane Pfefferle, age 22, of Monroe, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Friday; August 4, 2023, in Monroe. His passing was preceded by his grandparents: Sheldon and Vicella Pfefferle and two aunts: Marsha Bell and Shelly Farris.
To cherish Dalton’s memory he leaves three children: Dalton Pfefferle Jr and his mother: Jaedah Gandara; William and Viyah Smith and their mother: Alyssa Smith; his parents: Scott Hensley and Loreida Jane Martin; a sister: Cierra Pfefferle, a twin sister: Raevin Pfefferle, and a brother: Harlan Pfefferle; Grandparents: Dawn Good and Vergil Rose; a niece: Lanie Pfefferle; three nephews: Donovan Allen, Jr., Khy’ree Stokes, and Carson Benner; He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including his three bestfriends: Korey, Romell, and Marcus.
Friends may gather on Thursday; August 10, 2023, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161. (734) 241-7070. A Celebration of Dalton’s Life will follow at 6:00pm, also at Merkle’s with Pastor BJ McDaniel of One-Way Christian Fellowship officiating. Cremation will take place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
For those desiring, memorial contributions in Dalton’s memory are suggested to the Family. Online guests can leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.