Dale "PA" Ettling, 79, born in Belleville, Ill., passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at his Belleville residence.
Dale was a retired welder. He was a past president of St. Clair County Anglers. He was an employee for Hunter Packing Company in East St. Louis, Ill., and Elementis Paint Pigment. Dale loved to garden, the outdoors, camping and swinging in his swing. Dale loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Ettling; a grandchild, Heather Woodrum; parents, Eddie and Elizabeth, nee Weber, Ettling; and siblings, Jimmy Ettling and Harold Belton.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Bette G., nee Hobbs, Ettling; daughters, Nanette (James) Vest and Lisa (Larry) Ruser, Jr.; grandchildren, Renee (Chris) Figura, Shawn (Nicolette) Woodrum, Joshua (Britany) Ettling, Logan (Marisa) Ruser, Lauren Ruser and Nick Ettling; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Mason, Ava, Lincoln Dale, Emma, Gracie and Judah; siblings, Joe (Judy) Belton, Mary Ann Belton, Nancy Walker and Melvin Belton, Jr.; sister-in-law, Pat Ettling; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorials in Dale's memory may be made to
. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation: A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the funeral home.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 4, 2016