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Dale Yowell - August 29, 2012


Dale L. Yowell of Strasburg was born May 19, 1929 to Lester L. Yowell and Kathryn A. Brenneman Yowell, the youngest of six children. He died and was called home Aug. 29, 2012.

The family lived in Maryville, Mo., Fort Morgan, Calhan, Curtis, Neb. and Holyoke, engaged in farming and later managed several grain elevators.

Dale graduated from Phillips County High School with the Class of 1947. He played in the band, was on the football team and was also interested in Boy Scout work. Dale worked at the Sioux Ordnance Depot in Sidney, Neb. before being drafted to the Army.

His basic training was in Fort Jackson, S.C., and he was then sent overseas in September of 1951 to serve with the 124th Armored Ordnance, Maintenance Battalion with the Army of Occupation in Germany near Bad Kreuznach as corporal.

After serving with the Army Reserves stateside, he was honorably discharged Nov. 6, 1956. Feb. 14, 1954, Dale married Jacqueline L. Weldon in Holyoke.

Dale was employed at numerous grain elevators in northeast Colorado including Reimer-Smith Grain, Jack’s Bean and Holyoke Co-op, all in Holyoke. Later in life Dale enjoyed employment with the Cherry Creek School District Dept. of Transportation in Aurora where he made many friends.

Dale enjoyed volunteering at the Aurora Interfaith Task Force, University Medical Center and as an usher at his churches in Aurora and Billings, Mont. While living in Billings, he volunteered many hours at Billings Clinic.

His hobbies included square dancing (over 50 years), model railroading, leatherwork, woodcraft and he was a huge fan of the Broncos and Rockies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jackie; brother, Wayne; and sisters, Alice Hoppler and Norma McCormick.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dave Schlachter of Portland, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Michele Yowell of Strasburg; grandchildren, Nate and Dayspring Schlachter, Phillip Schlachter and Bethany Schlachter, all of Portland, and Andrew Yowell and Alex Yowell; great-granddaughter, Simone Schlachter; sisters, Verda and Dave Bloomquist of Las Vegas, Nev. and Agnes and Frank LaBounty of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Lois Boller of Wichita, Kan.; brother-in-law, Chuck and Ruth Ann Weldon of Avoca, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 3290 South Tower Road, Aurora, CO, with Rev. Michael Hiller officiating.

Graveside ceremony with military honors will be held at Holyoke Cemetery Monday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Gary Rahe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Global Connections International, Tanzania Widows and Orphans Fund, 9250 East Costilla Avenue, Suite 600, Greenwood Village, CO 80112 or www.gci world.org/page33.html. The check memo line or online comment line should read “Dale L. Yowell.”

Online condolences can be shared at HoranCares.com.