Dale Spinler, 91, passed away June 13, 2023. Services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will be served at the funeral home before going to the cemetery for a time of fellowship.
Interment will be at the Confidence Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials may be made in Dale's name to the Lucas County Veterans Memorial Park.
Dale Spinler, a beloved farmer, veteran, and loving family man, passed away on June 13, 2023, in Corydon, Iowa at the age of 91. He was born near Toledo, Iowa on December 20, 1931, to Charles and Alice Spinler. Dale's life was marked by his passion for agriculture and his love for his family.
Dale grew up near Toledo, Iowa and attended school there. He found his way to the Meskwaki Settlement as a child where he made many friends and experienced the rich culture and traditions of the Meskwaki Tribe. While living near Montour, Iowa, he worked at the Northstar Fish Hatchery before moving to his farm in 1968 where he started raising cattle.
Dale was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and served from November of 1952 until September of 1954. He earned many accolades during his service including the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
Dale married Barbara Ellis on September 25, 1952, and they were blessed with three children: Diane, Kari, and Mark. His kids remember him bringing back cane poles to go fishing with when they were young which shows how passionate Dale was about spending time with his family. Grandchildren also made their mark on Dale's life as he loved spending time with them.
In addition to agriculture and family values being critical aspects of Dale's life, he also enjoyed dancing with Barbara, playing cards, and spending time outdoors hunting deer, raccoons, and mushrooms.
Dale was a true example of a man who lived by a strong work ethic which he passed along to his children through work on the farm, which included baling square bales of hay at a young age.
Sadly, Dale's wife Barbara passed away in 2007 and in 2019 his son Mark passed as well. We are sure that they were there to welcome Dale on his arrival into Heaven.
Dale will be greatly missed by his children, Diane (Tom) Fleming and Kari (Paula) Spinler; daughter-in-law, June Spinler; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Dale Spinler lived a rich life full of love for family and animals. He spent many hours working on his farm and was always more than willing to share his experience with family members. His pleasant memories will live on forever as our hearts go out to all those affected by this loss. May he rest in peace knowing that his legacy lives on through his cherished loved ones.