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Dale D Whitsell
(10-16-1929 - 04-21-2017)

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Dale D. Whitsell, Elgin, age 87, died Friday, April 21 at Citadel Care Center in Elgin. He was born October 16, 1929 in Hitchcock, South Dakota, the son of Theodore and Pearl (Rawstern) Whitsell.
Survivors include his children, Peggy (Steve) Youngren, Elgin; Jeffrey (Marie) Whitsell, Lodi, WI; and James (Carrie) Whitsell, St. Augustine, FL. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Stephanie, Peter, Michael, Jody, Jacob, Kaitlyn and Lindsey; 7 great grandchildren; and his sister, Isla Strawbridge of Rochelle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in March 2016, his parents and a brother. He married Barbara on March 11, 1950 and they celebrated 66 years together.
Dale was a realtor with Hoover-Burnidge and before that he sold cars at Biggers Chevrolet. He served in the U.S. Navy from March 1951 until February of 1955 and served onboard USS Fox (DD-779). He was a long-time member of American Legion, Elgin Post No. 57 and also was a member of the VFW and Lions Club.
Funeral Services will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Rd., Elgin on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 26 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and also at the church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Interment with honors will be in Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle. Memorials may be made Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Elgin. For information call 847-741-8800 of www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.


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