Dale Richard Dodd
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Dale Richard Dodd (formerly of Des Moines, IA) was born in Iowa on October 19,1931. He resided in Ozark Beach Resort in Forsyth, Missouri. After a courageous battle with cancer, he died on April 9, 2012.
In 1949, Dale graduated from Nevada High School. He enlisted in the U.S.Navy on January 2nd,1931. He served 4 years and was in charge of aviation supplies. He was stationed in Jacksonville Florida Naval Air Station and was deployed to Korea. Dale was discharged on October 28, 1954.
Dale worked as a manager of a finance corporation, and after his retirement at age 62 he worked at Silver Dollar City.
Dale, or as some of us knew him, Dick, enjoyed fishing and watching Lake Tanycomo roll on by and change color. He had many good friends who shared his love of the lake and the fish he caught there.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, step daughter Janice Monk, brothers Meloin and Charles, his mother, Mildred, and father, LeRoy.
Dick is survived by three children, Linda, Karen and Craig, 2 step children, Gary and Jim. Also surviving are his sister Delores Hinzell, and Helen Evans. There are 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren surviving.
The family would like to give special THANKS to the Iowa Hospice caregivers for all they did for Dick, and to all the other special people who helped with his care and comfort. You are so very much appreciated.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 21 at Brooks Funeral Care, 10 a.m. located at 7975 University Blvd. at 10 a.m.
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 19, 2012