Robert H. Dale, 91, of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Heritage Health Care, in Walnut. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at Garland Funeral Home, in Walnut. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the funeral home. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Union Cemetery, in Ohio, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ohio Athletics Booster Club.

Robert H. Dale, 91, of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Heritage Health Care, in Walnut. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at Garland Funeral Home, in Walnut. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the funeral home. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Union Cemetery, in Ohio, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ohio Athletics Booster Club.

Robert was born Aug. 30, 1925, near New Bedford, Ill., the son of John and Daphne (Draper) Dale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946. He had been a lifelong farmer. He married Suzanne Andersen on Sept. 11, 1949, in Walnut. She died July 21, 2016. Bob was a member of First Christian Church, in Walnut. He enjoyed fishing, working on crossword puzzles, playing bridge and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He was an avid high school football fan.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Ronald) Von Holten, of Walnut; four sons, James (Joyce) Dale, of Amboy; William (Janelle) Dale, of Geneseo; Joe (Chema) Dale, of Arlington, Va.; and Thomas (Nancy) Dale, of Geneseo; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Joelle, Michael, Timothy, Kimberly, Thomas, Ilyas, Dileyli, Dylan, Megan, Cindy and Connie; and 20 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Keiyana, Lia, Natasha, Samantha, Johnathon, Talon, Kaleah, Kaden, Huck, Sophia, Kayden, Jaron, Gabriel, Grant, Caleb, Evan, Cameron, Louis and Ayden. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son, Ronald Dale and his two brothers, Lawrence and Merle Dale.