Honoring Lionel Dahmer: Reflecting on the Life of Jeffrey Dahmer’s Father

Lionel Dahmer, the father of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, passed away at the age of 87.

According to a family friend who spoke to The U.S. Sun, Lionel passed away in Ohio while receiving hospice care. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, a Medina County Health Department employee received word of his passing.

The U.S. Sun source claimed that Lionel had been receiving hospice care since October, despite the fact that his cause of death is still unknown. On January 13 of this year, his wife Shari, 81, passed away.

Jeffrey murdered and tortured seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He was assassinated in 1994 while incarcerated, having served sixteen consecutive life terms.

When Jeffrey’s crimes were made public, Lionel openly supported his son, claiming that the killings were caused by a combination of mental illness and a rough upbringing. Before Jeffrey was killed in 1994, Lionel wrote a memoir titled A Father’s Story.

When Jeffrey was incarcerated, he co-starred with Jeffrey in an interview on MSNBC. He said, “I feel very close to Jeff, and it’s going to continue until our death,” to Stone Phillips in 1994. “And I feel good about it.”

In an interview with Dr. Phil in November 2022, the elder Dahmer revealed warning indicators that Jeffrey might have overlooked as a child, such as his preoccupation with dead animals.

In September 2022, Netflix aired Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a dramatised account of Jeffrey’s horrifying murders. Richard Jenkins performed the role of Lionel, and Evan Peters played Jeffrey.

The U.S. Sun was informed by Lionel’s assistant last year that he was considering suing Netflix for neglecting to get in touch with Lionel over the show.

The assistant allegedly stated, “Everyone is saying that if there was zero correspondence you seek damages.” “Lionel’s welfare was not given any thought at all.”

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