Dale E. Wittlief — Oronoco
A memorial service for Dale E. Wittlief, 83, of Oronoco, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oronoco. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Burial of Dale and his wife Gloria’s cremated remains will be at the Oronoco Cemetery following the service on Friday.
Dale Emil Wittlief was born on June 9, 1935, in Douglas to Alfred and Hilda (Karlen) Wittlief. He died on Nov. 13, 2018, at Cottagewood in Rochester.
Dale attended Kings Park Country School. He farmed and later worked as a heavy equipment operator for Quarve & Anderson Co. On Feb. 18, 1956, he married Gloria Klingsporn in Oronoco.
Dale was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a church trustee. He enjoyed four-wheeling, tractors, deer hunting, playing cards and cooking. He especially enjoyed Sunday family dinners and watching football.
Survivors include two sons, Steve (Diane) Wittlief of Oronoco and Kevin Wittlief of Rose Creek; one daughter, Susan Wittlief of Oronoco; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clair Wittlief, Kenneth (Lorraine) Wittlief and Lyle Wittlief, all of Oronoco. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and daughter, Debra.
Memorials can be directed to Heartland Hospice.
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