May 10, 1935 – February 18, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 77
Dale D. Allee, 77, of Oskaloosa died Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born May 10, 1935 at Taintor, Iowa, the son of Earnest M. and Maude Milledge Allee. On January 19, 1953, he was united in marriage to Sally J. Tucker at Montezuma, Iowa. Early on Dale drove a low-boy for Kaiser Construction. He went on to manage Fina & Trax Service Stations in Oskaloosa. Lastly he worked for Norris Construction in Ottumwa, and retired from there in 1998. Dale enjoyed tinkering in the garage, working in the yard and watching NASCAR. He enjoyed working on cars; early on building and working on race cars, and buying and selling old cars and old car parts. Later in life he enjoyed making trips to Prairie Meadows. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals; especially dogs. He was a social member of the V.F.W. and the Eagles.
His family includes his wife of over 60 years, Sally Allee of Oskaloosa; their children, Randy Allee of San Jose California, Sharee (& Jay) Walter of Austin, Texas, Karen Smith of Des Moines, Jack (& Angie) Allee of Tigard, Oregon, Marsha (& Brad) VanDusseldorp of Pella, and Ernest (& Vonda) Allee of Oskaloosa; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (& Chad) Albaugh, Amanda (& Brian) Schroder, Jacob (& Michelle) Allee, Melissa (& Shane Bloodsworth) Van Dusseldorp, Ezra Allee, Reggie (& Joebe) Smith, Lindsey (& Billy Moore) Allee, Emily Allee and Jackson Allee; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister in law, Rae Tucker of Ottumwa; and many nieces and nephews, including, Phil Laud, Douglas Long and Janet Long.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Kelsey Jo Smith; a son in law, Tom Smith; three brothers, Tracy, James, and Raymond Long; a sister, Dorothy Swan; his mother in law, Gail Teetie Tucker; a brother in law, Tommy Tucker; and a sister in law, Joyce Dody Laud.
Visitation with the family present will be in the Bates Funeral Chapel on Thursday morning, February 21, from 9:30 until service time at 11.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating.
As was Dale’s wish, his body will be cremated following the funeral ceremony.
Burial of the urn will be in the Bellefountaine Cemetery at a later date. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to MHP Hospice Serenity House.