Dale L. Rhodes
GILLESPIE - Dale L. Rhodes, 84, of Gillespie, died, Friday, October 4, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 10, 1928, to Charles and Genevieve Rhodes of Carlinville. He married Marilyn Ostermann on December 5, 1954. She survives.
Dale was a lifelong farmer and remained active on the family owned and operated farm almost up until the time of his death. He served in the US Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by his two daughters, Debra Baldwin (late husband, Randy) of Springfield and Denise Rhodes (Kenneth) Matway of Gillespie. Also surviving are brothers, Emmett (Pat) Rhodes of Bullhead City, Ariz., Wayne Rhodes of Decatur, and Loren (Rosemarie) Rhodes of Carlinville; and sister, Audrey (Robert) Kates of Carlinville. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathleen Harms.
Visitation will be Monday, October 7, 2013, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with Rev. Christine Erdmann officiating. Burial will be at Union Miners Cemetery, Mt Olive, Ill. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com.