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Drums, PA 18222
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Dale W. Schell

1928 - 2020
Dale W. Schell Obituary

Dale W. Schell, 91, of Drums died Tuesday evening at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top.

Born in Nescopeck on Nov. 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Boyd and Hannah (Slusser) Schell.

In Dale's youth, he worked as a farm equipment and auto mechanic. He then became a service technician for Sears, Roebuck and Co. at both the Frackville and Hazleton locations until his retirement in 1990.

Dale was active in the Cub and Boy Scouts in Drums. He also loved country and square dancing late into his senior years.

Preceding Dale in his death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers, Lee and Jay Schell; and sisters, Geneva Kanouse, Catherine Murphy, Beatrice Hoffman, Dorothy Sanders and June Bert.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Lorraine (Heller) Schell; sister, Betty Morgan; sons, Barry A. Schell and his wife, Barbara; and Brian D. Schell and his wife, Sharon; daughter, Karen A. Howley and her husband, Kenneth; grandsons, Paul; Timothy and his wife, Jeanine; and Matthew Schell; granddaughters, Erin Steiner and her husband, Nick; and Allison and her companion, Chase Diem; and great-grandson, Timothy Jr.

A private viewing will take place at the convenience of the family at the Butler Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Homes, 530 W. Butler Drive, Drums, with a graveside service to follow in St. John's Lutheran and UCC Cemetery.

Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home Inc. is assisting the family through their Butler Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dale can be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Johns, 772 St. Johns Road, or Smith Health Care Mountain Top, 453 S. Main St.

Condolence messages may be entered in the family's online memorial guest book on the funeral home website at www.khfuneral


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