PEORIA - Dale E. Anderson of Peoria died at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Heartland Health Care of Peoria.
He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Galva, Ill., to Oscar and Clara Anderson. He married Shirley French on Jan. 18, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She survives.
He also is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Larry) Hughes of Portsmouth, N.H., and Caryl Schierer of Galva; one granddaughter, Alysia (Johnathan) Wangelin of Galva; two grandsons, James and Jason Rosensteel; and four great-grandchildren.
He was of the Methodist faith and was a member at First United Methodist Church in Peoria.
Dale served in the Army in Europe during World War II, and was the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals.
He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration.
Dale was a member of Galva Lodge 243, AF&AM, a life member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria, Mohammed Shrine, American Legion Post 45, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 15014, and the Peoria Lions Club. He was active in the Republican Party as a member of the Peoria County Republican Central Committee.
He was a founding member of the Lake Calhoun Golf Course near LaFayette, Ill. He also served on the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce committee that organized the "Hog Capital of the World" Festival.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services for Dale will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home, with Pastors Bob Phillips and Richard Hanson officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church and the Peoria Lions Club.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.