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.