Donald L. Dales - 86
10/24/1929 - 10/8/2016
Oregon - Donald L. Dales, age 86, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at his home near Oregon. He was born Oct. 24, 1929 in Rochelle the son of
LeRoy and Alice (Worthington) Dales. He graduated from Rochelle High School in 1947. Don served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1956.
He married Carolyn F. Grindley on April 24, 1954 in Mahomet, IL. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1993. Don formerly worked at the Conover Piano factory in Oregon and for Caron International in Oregon and Rochelle. He also worked several years at Northern Illinois University in the Security Dept. Don was a resident of Oregon for 48 yrs. formerly of Chana. He managed the Chana grocery store and the post office. He was a member of the Oregon VFW. He was an avid Packers and Cubs fan. Don was predeceased by his parents, wife Carolyn, brother Duane Dales, and sister Phyllis Gunderson. He is survived by his 2 children; Douglas Dales of Oregon and Marcia (Jeff) Mays of Normal, IL, 3 grandchildren; Nicholas Dales, Allison and Emily Mays, several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Wed., Oct. 12, 2016 at the Daysville Cemetery near Oregon with the Rev. Kregg Farmer pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Milledgeville officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street Oregon, IL. 61061. A memorial fund is established in Don’s name.
9:30 to 10:30, Wed., October 12, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL
11:00 am, Wed., Oct. 12, 2016 at the Daysville Cemetery near Oregon, IL.View Donald L. Dales's Guestbook