Dale Kenneth Andersen
Born on Dec. 12, 1926
DALE KENNETH ANDERSEN
VICTORIA - Dale Kenneth Andersen, 86, of Victoria passed on to his heavenly home September 30, 2013. He was born December 12, 1926, in Palmyra, Nebraska, to the late Emma Lizetta and Neils Peter Andersen. He was baptized March 25, 1945. Dale served his country in the United States Army during World War II from March 30, 1945, until he was honorably discharged November 26, 1946. He retired to Victoria in 1984 after 37 years with Northern Natural Gas Co. in Odgen, Iowa. He was a 67 year member of the American Legion in Cuero, active for years with the Mission Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He loved to play cards or dominoes with friends and family, and was an avid reader. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his quiet strength, great sense of humor and cheerful attitude.
He is survived by his wife, Joan A. Andersen; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kenneth Perry of Alpine; grandson, Robert R. Perry of Alpine; sister, Velda Ragan of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Orville Kirchhoff of Sarasota, Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Dale Rodaway of Kingsland, Texas; sister-in-law and husband, Linda and Rick Elbert of Ogden, IA; brother-in-laws and wives Dale and Tonya Adix of Derby, KS, and Paul and Tammi Adix of Ogden, IA and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son; brothers, Murl, Loid and Larry; and sisters, Doris Wilhelm, Marie Kuhl, Esther Jones and Norma Wachtel.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 4, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Rev. Michael Couchman officiating. Burial with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council will follow in Mission Valley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Perry, Dwight Jander, Ross Mansker, Richard Gisler, W. A. Afflerbach and Blake Afflerbach.
Dale's family (Andersen and Adix) wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for all the food, visits, phone calls, and love that have been extended to them. Your love and support comfort and inspire us. We would especially like to thank the EMS responders who were so very helpful to Joan on Sunday morning, to the ER doctor and nurses, the Life Flight Crew and all the people who worked very diligently to save Dale's life.
Memorials may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 275 Cavalry, Victoria, Texas, 77905.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.