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GETTYSBURG Dale S. Bringman, 89, died on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Gettysburg Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1924, in Hanover, to the late John Monroe and Mary Jane (Shorb) Bringman. He was a graduate of Hanover High School (Eichelberger), Susquehanna University, where he also served as a member of the Board and received an honorary doctorate, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He served in the Army Air Corps as a Morse code operator in the south Pacific during World War II. He served as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrisburg (1951 1956); Grace Lutheran Church in State College (1956 1979); and St. Peter's by the Sea Lutheran Church in San Diego, Calif. (1980 1994). In addition to his love of preaching, he enjoyed seeing and experiencing different places and cultures and travelled to all 50 states and six of the seven continents. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and writing. He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Mary Elizabeth (Moyer); four children, Carol Luce and husband, James of Beaver, David Bringman and wife, Linda of Alameda, Calif., Daniel Bringman and wife, Lucinda of Gettysburg, and Christine Darr and husband, Todd of Wallingford; seven grandchildren, Mark Bringman of Mars, Pa., Kathryn Baxter of Chicago, Ill., Ruth Gardner of Alexandria, Va., Julie Bringman of Washington, D.C., Jeffrey Luce of Houston, Texas, Sarah Smith of York Springs, and Cheryl Luce of Chicago, Ill.; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in the 1940's by two sisters, Thelma Bringman and Ruth Bringman. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, c/o Lutheran Social Services Services (, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404; or to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Fund ( at 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631. Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Evening Sun on May 17, 2014
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