Dale F. Sloan
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Dale F. Sloan was born on April 1, 1921, in Ragan, Neb., the son of Roger Henry Sloan and Marie Moser Sloan. He passed away on December 3, 2013, at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield, Ill.
He graduated from Ragan High School, Ragan, Neb., in 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1942. He was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy Supply Corp in June 1945 and retired in 1970 with the rank of Commander, U.S.N., after 38 years of military service.
During his naval career he served aboard the USS New Jersey, USS Antietam, and USS Vega. He served at numerous shore stations on the East and West Coast, and also in Cuba and Hawaii. While in military service he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Doane College and also attended the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University and the Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, Calif. Following Navy retirement he was employed by Drug Enforcement Administration Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Chief Accounting Operations until 1976.
He married Mary Sullivan MacMillan of New York City in 1948. She preceded him in death in
1982. In 1983, he married Patricia Connolley of Springfield, Ill. She preceded him in death in 2008.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne¸ Glen and Larry; sisters, Roselyn Kasson and Cora Aten; and one step-son, Arthur James MacMillan.
He is survived by his stepchildren, Richard (Cindi) Allender of Springfield, Michael Connolley of Phoenix, Ariz., Leslie Pugh of Coon Rapids, Minn., Joyce (Don) Catron of Auburn, and John Connolley of Springfield; several stepgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.
Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 3–5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on July 15, 2014, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Home, 3306 S. 6th St. Road, Springfield, IL 62703;
, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; or
, 2309 W. White Oaks Dr., Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704.
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