FAIRMONT - Services for Janice M. Dale, 79, of Fairmont, formerly of Armstrong, Iowa, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong, with Pastor Vance Tolvonen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Fairmont.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Henry-Olson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Janice M. (Chapman) Dale, daughter of Kenneth and Maureen (Brogger) Chapman, was born July 30, 1933, in Butterfield, Minn. She passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lutz Wing in Fairmont, Minn., at the age of 79.
She attended Fairmont High School, obtained her GED, and graduated from the Spencer School of Business.
She was united in marriage to Merritt T. Dale in 1950. The couple farmed in Armstrong, Iowa, for 35 years. Janice and Merritt then started Dales Recreation where she worked and did bookkeeping. In 1971, they purchased the State Line Store north of Armstrong, Iowa, where they lived and worked. She enjoyed bowling, Bible study, and dancing. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong and active in circle.
Left to cherish Janice's memory are her husband, Merritt of Fairmont; her children, Patricia (Jeff) Spicer, Savage, Minn.; Richard (Cathy) Dale, Armstrong, Iowa; Catherine (Randal) Tiegs, Glenville, Minn.; Robert Dale, Dolliver, Iowa; Sarah (Ramon) Valetti, Algona, Iowa; Mike Dale, Sherburn, Minn.; Brother Bob Chapman, Niece Becky (Bob) Hanson and nephew James Chapman. Sister-in-laws: Ella Dale and Jean (Ron) Kjos, brother-in-laws: Kenneth Dale and Dennis (Shelley) Dale. and Special friend Angela (Greg) Hanson. 19 living grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Janice in death were her parents; sister-in-law, Mary Chapman; and grandson, Corey Randal Tiegs.