A book/garden/hunting rifle/ and fly fishing rod. Life is complete. Dale breathed his last breath on April 2, 2016 with his nurse at his side, as they conversed.

Upon meeting a mutual attraction, and continued harmony, he married Joyce Rosche, R.N. on April 30, 1960.

Completion of educational commitment and military obligation took place.

As a graduate of Central High School, 1952, Sheboygan County Teacher’s College and graduate of UW-M, attaining Pi Beta Kappa. His master’s degree was also completed at UW-M.

Highlight of his first contracted job teaching was at one room Lakeland School in Ozaukee, seeing the children riding their horses to school to be shared at recess.

Training in the US Military took place at Fort Leonard Wood, MO., with commitment at Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, VA and Chapelle, St. Mesmin, Loiret, France serving as a social worker at the 34th General Hospital of the US Army. (his secondary major)

Born in Sheboygan County and used to the country, permanent home became Town of Lyndon, commuting to Port Washington for 39 years working as a reading specialist.

Marriage orchestrated by the staff in France, and the only recognized legal service was the optional chapel service with the US Army Chaplain despite the required French ceremony at City Hall in Orleans, France.

With the love of country, five children enjoyed ponies, cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, a pool and official trampoline. Dale, as a member of the Sheboygan Turner Club, achieved being a champion gymnast.

Predeceased by parents, Chester and Alma “Selma” Heinemann, sister, Janith Neumann and brothers, Franklyn “Maynard” and Glen.

Surviving siblings are Shirley (Tony) Glazer and Sharon (Jim) Webb; and forever friend, Bobby, with years of shared experiences at the Turner Club.

With growing children, Dale served as Sunday School Superintendent, Boy Scout and 4-H Leader, and member of Cascade Sportsman Club. He nourished other little kids to learn along with their moms.

For recreation there was the “shack” and that special group of friends to hunt with and helping to teach granddaughter Kathryn to hunt. He was a listener to Austin and a storyteller to Paige. Tucson gave a special destination to fly to, to keep up with Kyla, Chloe, and Luke. Visits with Cody and Brianna, both of Reno and the country, provided some of those action fun things to do. Now with toddler Daphne and happy dancing feet, and wearing out knees with Tonkas, growth is still eminent for Myles.

Dale remained active in SCARTA, WEA, OCAREA, Cascade Sportsmen’s Club, Turner’s Retirement Breakfast group, and Marie’s lunch bunch with colleagues who kept an eye on him.

With a continued passion for music, gave music lessons at Jake’s Music Store in Sheboygan, played in Kenny Ohm’s band and could still lift the accordion.

The last dance is done, but the music will go on forever. With all the time spent with medical personnel, there has been 33 “years of grace” from his first heart procedures (and ongoing).

Survivors include wife, Joyce; children, Steven, Andrew (Shari), Julie (Jim) Ruh, Daniel (Janet), and Lisa (Brian) Prewett.

To all the family, caregivers, colleagues, medical staffs of St. Luke’s, Mt. Sinai, Columbia-St. Mary’s, and Aurora of Grafton and Sheboygan who have “watched over” (and the pharmacy of Plymouth). Thank you!

As a participant in a clinical research program, his heart is being returned to Medtronics. Dales’s family is planning a celebration of his life at a later date. “Life is like a roll of toilet tissue‚ the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes”. To sign the guestbook, visit: www.ballhornchapels.com

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