Dale Pemble, age 94, of Walnut Grove passed away on December 23, 2016 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial is in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dale Pemble was born in Morton, Minnesota on February 14, 1922 to Isaac and Anna (Smith) Pemble. When he was young, Dale lived with his parents in the Renville area. Dale married Dena Groen on August 1, 1944 and shortly after moved their family to the Walnut Grove area where his parents had previously farmed. Dale made his living by driving truck for many farmers around Walnut Grove for many years. In his free time, Dale enjoyed playing bingo and playing cards.
Dale is survived by his children: Diane (James) Shaw of Dovray, Lester (Carla) Pemble of Walnut Grove, Carol (Stephen) Schneider of Renville, Joann Timmers of Chaska, Teresa (Leo) Cashmarek; son-in-law John Doubler; 20 grandchildren: Robert, Denise, Melissa, Brian, Susan, Thomas, Timothy, Kim, Kurtis, Lisa, William, Keith, Samantha, Jaclyn, Chad, Brooke, Shaun, Casie, Christopher, and Jamie; and 31 great grandchildren. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, wife Dena, daughters Donna Rathje and Janice Doubler, granddaughter Nichole Rathje, great-grandson Landon Caranta, sister Opal May Anderson, brother Glenn Pemble, infant brother Clair Pemble, and sons-in-law Brad Munson, Doug Rathje, and Bill Timmers.