Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Methodist Church in Quimby. Rev. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Thursday. There will be military rites at the graveside by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W and the Quimby American Legion. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Dale was born on Dec. 16, 1921 at Aurelia, to Walter and Delia (Champion) Stieneke. He graduated From Quimby High School in 1942. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1946, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was married to Wilma Ihms on Sept. 7, 1947 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. He farmed until 1974 and worked at Wilson Foods from 1965 until he retired in 1984. After his retirement, he worked at Crop Mate. He was a member of the Quimby Town and Country, various offices in the Quimby Methodist Church, charter member of the Quimby Lions Club, Quimby Methodist Men, was a former 4-H leader, Toastmasters and the Quimby American Legion. He had a strong passion for community service, recycling pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, and recycling cardboard and newspapers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wilma on Sept. 19, 2003, infant daughter Vicki Lynn Stieneke in 1956, a brother Harland Stieneke, two sisters: Valley Fern and Irma Karohl and her husband Edward, a granddaughter Diane Stieneke in 2009, and a great-granddaughter Elena Mathahs in 2009.
He is survived by his four children: Gloria Geerdes and her husband Gregory of Marcus; David C. Stieneke and his wife Cindy of Aurelia; William Stieneke and his wife Nancy of Quimby; Karen Wulf and her husband Kevin of Holstein; 11 grandchildren: Gina (Cam) Rassel of Marcus, Gwen (Jay) Mathahs of Thompson, Jason (Peggy) Stieneke of Sedgewickville, Mo., David L. Stieneke, Ellen Stieneke, Andy Sird, and Sonny Sird, all of Quimby, Lorelei Wulf of Holstein, Natalie Wulf of Carroll, Elizabeth Wulf and Kaitlin Wulf of Holstein, and seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Mary Alice Jacobs of Halstad, Minn.; and nieces and nephews and many friends.