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Dale Frisch
February 11, 1946 - December 25, 2011

Dale Frisch, 65, of Oelwein died Sunday, December 25, 2011.

Dale Frisch was born on February 11, 1946 in Oelwein, Iowa the son of Clarence and Frances (Holmes) Frisch. He grew up in the Oelwein area and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1964. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy soon after graduation and spent four years with the Navy, including a tour in Vietnam. After his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Dale came back to Oelwein where he worked for Transco, Amoco, Triangle Plastics and was currently working for Bertch Cabinets in Oelwein. Dale has been with Mary (Noggle) Keener since 1986. They were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Dale enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, bowling, helping others, helping the Legion and most of all being with his family. Dale was a member of the American Legion Ross Reid Post #9, their Honor Guard, was a past Commander of Post #9, and presently was first Vice President for the post, a member of the VFW and a board member and organizer of Veterans Park in Oelwein. Dale touched so many lives with all his good deeds. He is going to be dearly missed by all especially his loving family.

Dale is survived by his wife, Mary, his children, Amy (Anthony) Ricchio of Oelwein, Bobbi Jo (Pat) Patterson of Ridgecrest, California, Travis Keehner of Louisville, Kentucky and Jami (Tracy) Tafolla of Quantico, Virginia, sixteen grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Collin Ricchio; Abigail, Michael, Jessica, Myranda and Andrew Patterson; Sydney Keehner; Trevor, Amanda, Rachel, Treyton, Tucker, Teagan and Taggert Tafolla; a sister, Marilyn Frisch of Winter Garden, Florida; two brothers, Kenneth (Jerri) Frisch of Oelwein and Ronnie (Linda) Frisch of Sherard Illinois; his step mother, Sarah Frisch of Sumner, Iowa;  many nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Maggie.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; two sisters, Sally and Kay and a brother, Lowell. 

Visitation: 3-7 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 11 AM Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church. 


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The Mazziotti Family on January 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM said:

We are so sorry to learn of Dale's passing. He was a wonderful person, a good friend and a trusted neighbor. Dale attended Harlan School with Don from the time they were five years old and he was a good friend of our father, Sam. We extend our deepest condolences to his family.
Al Koohy, Yakima, WA on December 30, 2011 at 6:28 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was a good guy and good coworker!
Joseph Meyne on December 30, 2011 at 5:58 PM said:

Just heard the news.....You have my deepest sympathy!!!!! He will be missed by all that new him. To have known him was a true pleasure. He was one of the most dedicated members of the American Legion that I have ever met, his efforts and devotion to his fellow soldiers, those who have gone on before him and those still with us, can't be matched.

Sincerely, Staff Sargeant Joseph Lee Meyne U.S. Army
Cathy Martin on December 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM said:

I am so sorry, Mary and family, for your sudden loss of Dale.
Susan and Greg Fauser on December 28, 2011 at 10:39 PM said:

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss!! I was truly in shock!! My sympathies to you and your family!!
wade dempsey and toni villa on December 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM said:

so sorry to hear about your loss mary and family. i worked with dale at bertch cabinets for a short period of time. he was the funniest,coolest, most sincere guy i have ever known. he will be missed by many. im glad to of had the pleasure of meeting such a wounderful man.
Marylou(Campbell) Wulfekuhle on December 28, 2011 at 5:55 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. My sympathy to the family. My brother Mick and Dale were good friends thru high school and went into the Navy together. I will cherish the memories as your family will. I would like to think that Dale,Mick and Richard Plaster are now up to a little fun in heaven. The three amigoes.
Dale Frisch on December 27, 2011 at 6:13 PM said:

Oh Mary we are both so sorry to hear this news. We are in Tucson and wish we were there to support you. We are sure this is a rough time for you, but, want you to know we are thinking of you. To say "stay strong" is easy but I know it is hard. God's plan is hard to understand when such a good person is lost from this Earth. He will be missed by all.
Larry Bender and Bonnie Schulz
Ron and Susy Zanatta on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM said:

Sorry Dale is gone. A friend to all.
Craig & Linda Williams on December 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM said:

Our sympathy & prayers go out to Dale’s family. We are so sorry for your loss…we know that he will be missed so very much by all.
DIANNA BRANDENBURG on December 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM said:

Jim Tafolla & Linda Neels on December 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM said:

Mary & family,
We are so sad to hear of Dale's passing. He was a wonderful man. We are so glad we got to spend a few hours with both of you a few weeks ago. Praying for all of you. Cherish the memories of all the wonderful times you had together.
Nick and Karen Spignesi on December 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM said:

Dear Mary and Family, We were sad to hear the news of Dale's passing. We pray the love of God surrounds you during your journey through grief.
We send you thoughts of comfort and prayers of peace.
Jim Weatherbee on December 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM said:

Was sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Connie & Dennis Ellis on December 26, 2011 at 2:26 PM said:

We are so saddened by Dale's passing. We saw him this past summer when we were home so we feel blessed. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of you. Love, Connie & Dennis
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