DALE – James A. Strobel, 78 of Dale, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville after a short illness.
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He was born in Dale May 28, 1935, to Joseph and Minnie (Hildenbrand) Strobel. He married Dorothy A. Brinksneader June 24, 1961 at St. John Chrystom Catholic Church in New Boston. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale, Holy Name Society and Dale American Legion Abe Lincoln Post 444. He also served in the United States Army.
James was owner of Dale Metal Fabricators Inc. until his recent retirement and was a lifelong farmer. During his 53 years of marriage to Dorothy, they traveled to 48 states. He also enjoyed going to antique tractor shows to display his 1954 Farmall Super MTA and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Dale, children Jeannette Raven and husband Terry of Chrisney, Connie Bender and husband Roger of Gentryville, Lisa Welch and husband Mark of Lincoln City, Jenifer James and husband Rick of Gentryville, Jimmy Strobel and wife Trina of Adyeville, Mark Strobel of Eugene, Ore. and six grandchildren, Mallory and Kaila Raven, Ethan and Nikki Welch and Blake and Dexter James.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery with military graveside rights. Fuller Funeral Home in Dale is in charge of arrangements.
Fuller Funeral Home & Crematory
109 W Hammond St
Dale, IN 47523
Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on May 29, 2014