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Ishman, Dale Elbert 1930-2010


Posted By: IA Gen Web Volunteer
Date: 8/1/2010 at 10:17:23

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. May 5, 2010 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader, IA. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. May 04, 2010 at Leonard Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Interment was at East Side Cemetery, Elkader, IA with Military Honors.

Dale Elbert Ishman, 80, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. He was born in rural West Union, on April 25, 1930, to William Henry and Mabel (Wentworth) Ishman. He graduated from West Union High School in 1950. He served in the United States Marine Corps, during the Korean War. Dale was honorably discharged in 1954 and moved to West Union. He attended Elgin Watchmakers College in Elgin, Illinois for one year and then worked at a jewelry store in West Union for several years. In August 1960, he purchased the jewelry store in Elkader. In August of this year, he would have celebrated fifty years in business.

On June 24, 1951, Dale was united in marriage to JoAnn Faye Rothmeyer at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Two children were born to this union.

Dale loved fishing and vegetable gardening. He was a past member of the Elkader City Council and the Elkader Jaycees. Dale was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader and the Elkader American Legion.

Survivors include his wife JoAnn of Elkader; daughter, Carlene Renee (Tom) Carmicheal of Eugene, OR; son, Craig Gene (Vicki) Ishman of Eagan, MN; two grandsons, Colin and Luke Ishman; one sister, Joyce Burt of Maryland and many friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eldon and Donald Ishman and one sister, Darlene Schultz.

Extracted from a funeral brochure.


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