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Dale W McCune

January 2, 1920 — January 20, 2017

Dale W. McCune, 97, of Kingsley, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Kingsley Specialty Care Center in Kingsley, Iowa. Dale Winfield McCune was born January 3, 1920 on a farm east of Randolph, Nebraska to Harry W. and Lela M. (VanKirk) McCune. He went to country school through the eighth grade then attended Randolph High School graduating in 1936. He helped farm until he was drafted in the service February 25, 1942 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The first of March 1942 along with other members from Wayne County, he was sent to the 636th Tank Destroyer Company where he served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany and Austria. At the close of the war, they were transferred to an outfit to return to the United States and he was discharged in October 1945. He had attained the rank of Tech Sgt.On January 13, 1946 Dale married Nellie Helen Hooker at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Their first home was on a farm in Nebraska. In 1948 they moved to Lawton, Iowa to farm for three years. In 1951, they moved to the Kingsley, Iowa farm with Ralph Rawson until buying Mr. Rawson's farm in 1967. In 1975 Dale and Nellie sold the farm to Dennis and Dorothy Sitzmann. They moved to Kingsley in January 1976. Dale continued helping on the farm and working for the City of Kingsley, retiring from the City in 1985. Dale was a retired member of the Kingsley Fire Department, a member of American Legion Nash Post #140 and Kingsley United Methodist Church.Dale is survived by a daughter Diane (Mike) Mathison, a son William (Kim) McCune, daughter-in-law, Karen McCune, five grandchildren, Brandon (Jen) McCune, Angie McCune, Missy (Randy) Lee, Matt (Breon) Mathison and Jess McCune, five great grandchildren, Jack, Danny, Jenna, Dylan McCune and Kalel (Kal-el) Lee, and two step grandchildren, Evelyn and Vivian. A sister, Evelyn Stahl and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie in 2014, son, Danny in 2010, his parents, and two sisters, Erma (Frank) Moore and Ethel (Walter) Hamm.Memorials may be directed to the Kingsley Fire Department.
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