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Dale Kane 1920-2000


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 6/27/2006 at 09:14:38

Dale Kane, 80, 813 Moore St., Stratford, died Friday at Boone County Hospital of respiratory complications. He was born March 16, 1920, in Hardin Township, the son of Carl and Bertha (Berglund) Kane. He married Janiece A. Lehman Aug. 8, 1949, in Stratford.

He attended rural schools in Webster and Boone counties and was a 1938 graduate of Stratford High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army for three and one-half years. His unit was part of the invasion of France. He was employed by the Chicago and North Western Railroad and retired in 1981 after 33 1/2 years of service as a depot agent, telegrapher, train dispatcher, and assistant chief dispatcher. He was a member of the Stratford Lutheran Church and the American Legion Frederick Sonksen Post No. 576 of Stratford. He was active in community activities, having served as director of the board of directors of the Stratford Community School Board, Stratford Chamber of Commerce, United Mutual Insurance Association, and Lutheran Church Council. For five years he delivered meals for the congregate meals program. His hobbies included playing golf and listening to Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs games.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in April of 1989; and one sister, Cheryl Kane in November of 1986. Survivors include one son, Steve Kane of Stratford; two daughters, Sharon Savits of Ogden, and Cindy Kane of Ames; four grandchildren, Mike Savits of Ogden, Melissa Savits of Des Moines, Jordan Kane of Stratford, and Spencer Kane of Stratford; two great-grandchildren, Leah Savits and Logan Savits, both of Ogden; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Leah Kane of Boone; and one nephew and one niece.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stratford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joe Lambert officiating. Burial with the presentation of the flag by American Legion Frederick Sonksen Post No. 576 of Stratford will be in Oakwood Cemetery north of Stratford.

Friends may call at Stark-Welin Chapel in Stratford today from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will be present to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Visitation continues Wednesday at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be given to Stratford Lutheran Church.

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors of Stratford is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Boone News-Republican via the WWW.]


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