Obit: Kraegenbrink, Dale B. (1963 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dassow, Gallistel, Hackbarth, Jahnke, Kloth, Kraegenbrink, Langston, Larson, Tietz, Welbes

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/29/2014

Kraegenbrink, Dale B. (28 OCT 1963 - 25 SEP 2014)

Dale B. Kraegenbrink, 50, town of Bern, died on Thursday, Sept. 25 at his home.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Pastor Bruce Jahnke officiating. Interment was at Athens Cemetery in Athens. Active pallbearers were John, Tim, Dan, Don and Steve Kraegenbrink, Gordon Dassow, Brian Gallistel and Hal Kloth. Honorary pallbearers were Kath Tietz, Pam Welbes and Deb Langston.

Dale Kraegenbrink was born on September 26, 1963 in Marshfield to the late Merlin P. and Ruth E. (Hackbarth) Kraegenbrink.

He attended Medford area schools. He worked in Maryland and West Virginia laying fiber optic cable.

On July 6, 1996 in Ogema, he married Nancy N. Larson, who survives. He worked at Hurd Millwork for over 22 years, then was a stay at home dad. He enjoyed camping, boating, music and playing numerous instruments, which he also taught his sons.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Austin, Alex and Braeden Kraegenbrink, all at home; and nine siblings, John (Barbara) Kraegenbrink of Silver Bay, Minn., Kath (Steve) Tietz of Wausau, Pam (George) Welbes of Athens, Deb (Carl) Langston of Harpers Ferry, W. V., Tim (Kathy) Kraegenbrink of Stetsonville, Dan (Brenda) Kraegenbrink, Tom (Patti) Kraegenbrink and Steve (Teri) Kraegenbrink, all of Medford, and Don (Connie) Kraegenbrink of Ogema.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at



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