10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls
12 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls
Dale C. Dresel, 86, of Grantsburg and formerly of Chippewa Falls, passed away on January 21, 2017, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home. He was born on December 19, 1930 to Alfred and Ethel (Clark) Dresel in Chippewa Falls, WI.
After high school Dale married Janice L. Gebhard in October of 1949. Dale went into the excavating business with his father. They formed A.E. Dresel & Son Construction Co., later changing to Dresel Construction Co. LTD.
Dale was a founder and President of the Wisconsin Land Improvement Contractors Association, and the President of the Transportation Development Association. He was a member of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin Earthmovers Association. Dale was also a member of the Masons - Lodge #176, the Zor Shrine, City Council of Grantsburg and the County Board of Burnett.
He received two Excellence in Grading Awards from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the Rice Lake and Boyceville airports.
Dale is survived by his children, David S. (Linda) of Chippewa Falls, Kathryn (David) Spurgeon of River Falls and Steven; former wife, Janice of Chippewa Falls; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Hasmuk; son, Greg, in infancy; and his dog, Buddy.
The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Rev. Robert Hoekstra will be officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 30, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2025 East River Parkway, Minneapolis MN, 55414.
The family would like to thank the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home for all their kind and compassionate care given to Dale.