Obit: Jirschele, Dale (1922 - 2009)

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Surnames: Jirschele, Altman, Pelner, Mathews, Thomas, Petzold, Van Asten, Dunn, Hanson, Reinhart, Cournoyer

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Tues., 5 May 2009

Jirschele, Dale (2 Nov. 1922 - 3 May 2009)

WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- Dale Jirschele, 86, of 510 Ninth St. North, Wisconsin Rapids, died Sun. May 3, 2009, at Strawberry Lane Medical Center, Wisconsin Rapids.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thur. at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. James Altman will officiate. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum.

Friends may call at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids on Wed. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Thur. at the church from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Wed. at the funeral home.

Dale was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Marshfield, to Joseph and Esther (Cournoyer) Jirschele. He married Betty Pelner on July 24, 1946, in Milladore.

Dale was employed at Consolidated Papers Inc. in the converting plant from 1946 to 1987. Dale also was a licensed cheese maker and was also employed at Van Beck Vending.

Dale served in the U.S. Army in the 42nd Rainbow Division, serving in the European Theatre during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Dale was a member of the Marshfield Knights of Columbus.

Dad was our strong but gentle go-to guy who was always there for everyone. He loved nothing better than to spend time with his family, especially when good food was involved. He was proud of the home and yard that he and Mom worked so hard to maintain and even the smallest compliment brought a smile to his face. In nice weather he enjoyed traveling around the neighborhood on the scooter with his dog Mitzi in the basket, talking with anyone he ran in to and "supervising" any project. His ready smile and big laugh were contagious. He was a special man with a huge heart that we respect and love so much. You are irreplaceable Dad and we will all miss you forever.

Dale is survived by his wife, Betty; three children, Jean (George) Mathews of Wisconsin Rapids, Linda (Daniel) Thomas of Nekoosa, and Dale (Joan) Jirschele Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids; six grandchildren, Paul (Ramona) Mathews, Erin (Eric) Petzold, Amie (special friend Patrick) Van Asten, Jennifer (Aaron) Dunn, Andrew (Angela) Van Asten, and Marlee Jirschele; seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ian, Aiden, Avery, Taylor, Brenna and Megan; three brothers, William Jirschele of Wisconsin Rapids, Neil (Pat) Jirschele of Marshfield, and John (Dottie) Jirschele of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters, Joann (Tim) Hanson of Indianapolis, Ind., and Esther (Galen) Reinhart of Tomahawk.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is handling all arrangements.

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