Dale C. Krehbiel
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Dale C. Krehbiel, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a 6 month battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
He was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Curt and Elizabeth Koller Krehbiel. He was blessed with a loving and devoted family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janice; two children: a son, Thomas (Julie) Krehbiel, and a daughter, Terri (Darrell) Stoll, both of Springfield; five grandchildren: Nichole and Chad Clark, and Scott, Matthew and Ellie Krehbiel; a sister, Barbara (Thomas) DeRoo of Cedar Park, Texas; a brother, John (Kathy) Krehbiel of Tucson, Ariz.; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curt and Elizabeth Krehbiel of Donnellson, Iowa.
Dale retired from the State of Illinois, Dept. of Central Management Services after 31 years of service. He served as the manager of the Application Systems Development Section where he was admired and respected by his peers.
He served as a Trustee of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Central Illinois Corvette Club.
Dale loved to play golf every chance he could; he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan; he had a passion for Corvettes, and enjoyed spending winter months in Florida.
Dale had an easy-going nature and lived every day to the fullest. He knew how to deliver a story and had a way about him that drew people to him. His loss leaves a void in the hearts of many, but knowing that he is with his Father in heaven is a comfort and blessing to all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 S. Douglas Ave., Springfield, IL. Additional visitation will be at the church on Thursday April 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 11 a.m., the Rev. Julia Melgreen officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Home Health-Hospice or to Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church.
Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.