De Master, Dale P.
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Dale P. De Master, 84, of Cedar Grove, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Meadow View Manor in Sheboygan.
Dale was born August 12, 1928, in the Town of Holland, to Harold and Hattie (Ter Maat) De Master. He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1946. Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1951-52 during the Korean Conflict. On October 23, 1953, Dale married Alice Ten Pas in Oostburg. Dale worked for Dean Foods for 43 years, retiring in 1990 as Production Supervisor.
Dale was a lifetime member of First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove where he served as Elder, Deacon, and Usher. He was a member of Gideon's International. Dale served on the Cedar Grove Fire Department for 60 years, with 24 years as Fire Chief. He received many awards for his service with the department.
Dale loved his family. He was a master wood craftsman, with a special interest in children's toys. Dale enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, country drives, and attending craft-shows.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Alice; two sons, Jeffrey De Master of Berlin and Jerry (Laura) De Master of Hope, RI; one granddaughter, Cassandra De Master; two step-grandchildren, Nova (John) McNally and Robert (Natalie) Englund; three step-great-grandchildren, Brenya and Logan McNally, Julian Englund; one sister, Jean Mentink of Oostburg; two sisters-in-law, Virgilyn De Master of Oostburg and Ione (William) Salmi of Michigan; three brothers-in-law, Ralph Heinen of Cedar Grove, Carl (Jo Ann) Ten Pas of Colorado, Daniel (Marian) Ten Pas of Oostburg; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Elizabeth De Master; one brother, Russell De Master; one sister, Marion Heinen; one sister-in-law, Laverne Shinkle; one brother-in-law, George Mentink.
Funeral services to celebrate Dale's life will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove with Rev. Kent Vant Hul officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may greet Dale's family from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at First Reformed Church and Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Dale's memory.
For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com
Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 14, 2013