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Dale K. Druschel

May 20, 1924 September 6, 2006
Dale K. Druschel
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Obituary for Dale K. Druschel

Dale K. Druschel, 82, of Vinton, died Wed., Sept. 6, 2006, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. He had been a resident the past year at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Center.
Dale was the first baby born at the original Virginia Gay Hospital on May 20, 1924, the son of Henry J. and Emma (Graham) Druschel. He married Darlene Steinberg on January 6, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She preceded him in death on August 4, 1970.
Dale was a lifelong resident of Vinton, and worked in automotive sales in Vinton, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Vinton Presbyterian Church and a long-time board member of Evergreen Cemetery. Dale was also a volunteer with the Vinton Ambulance Service for many years.
Dale is survived by one son, Larry (Linda) Druschel and one daughter, Sherri (Lowell) Henkle, both of rural Vinton; one sister, Geraldine Shurtz of Cedar Rapids; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; 1 daughter, Teri Horak, 1 grandson, Joshua Horak; 1 brother Harold Druschel and 1 sister in infancy.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, Sept. 8, at Vinton Presbyterian Church by The Rev. Ron Sumption. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-8 PM, also at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, IA.
A memorial has been established.


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