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Dale  Ranek

Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
Congregational Hymns
“How Great Thou Art”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Gift of Finest Wheat”
“Be Not Afraid”
Elliot Hose Co. #1
Tyndall Fire Department
Jesse Ranek
Justin Ranek
Lance Ranek
Mark Mikolash
Joel Humpal
Wade Humpal
Dale Klements Ranek was born on Saturday, February 3, 1940, to Klements and Lorraine (Voracek) Ranek in Tyndall, South Dakota. Dale attended Cottonwood Country School and in 1958 graduated from Tyndall High School where he was active in 4-H and FFA. On September 14, 1963, Dale was united in marriage to Betty Humpal at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. For 52 years, Dale worked in the automotive field at Janssen Ford Sales (Tyndall Ford and Country Ford) and Tyndall Motors, retiring in 2010 at the age of 70.
Dale served on the Tyndall Fire Department as a volunteer and steward for 41 years. He was also a member of the Foresters. Dale loved planting and gardening, and especially enjoyed giving the produce he grew to friends and family. Dale had a special fondness for his dogs, listening to polka music, and attending family gatherings.
Dale passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Michael’s Hospital Avera in Tyndall having attained the age of 75 years and 16 days.
Dale is survived and remembered by his wife of 51 years, Betty Ranek of Tyndall; son Kevin Ranek of Tyndall; mother Lorraine Ranek of Yankton; sisters: Connie (Jeff) Clark of Denver, Co and Jeanne Murphy of Denver, Co; brothers: Tom (Lori) Ranek of Tyndall and Ken (Karen) Ranek of Tyndall; uncle Roy Voracek of Yankton; many nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his father in 1969, grandparents, sister Carol in 1964, brother Michael in 1990, and niece Sherri Clark in 1985.

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My Sympathy and prayers for you Betty. We grew up neighbors and I always thought that Dale was the cutest guy I ever knew...I always thought you two made an awesome couple as you were so pretty...and I just admired you guys. I think your wedding was the first neighborhood wedding that I remember going to. Dale would always make everyone laugh...he was fun to be around and always smiling. As a couple, you both always seemed to be so happy. I never knew Kevin..but prayers for him also. Lots of good memories of Dale and I am so sorry for your loss.

Curt and Judy Elson (Judy Potter) Feb 22 2015 7:45 PM

Kevin & Ken, my deepest sympathy to you's and your family. I only met Dale once a few years ago and he would make you feel like he knew you for years. Memories last forever. God Bless.

Gregg Cahoy Feb 22 2015 4:41 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. He truly will be missed by many. We are going to miss seeing him in his garden as he was very proud of it. We are also going to miss our little visits by the garden with him as well as his friendly waves as he would come and go. He was a great neighbor who was always willing to help us if needed. With Deepest Sympathy. Kathy and Rose Horacek

Kathy & Rose Horacek Feb 22 2015 9:56 AM

Betty and Kevin, we want to express our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband and dad. I have great memories of Dale when we were kids and I stayed at the Rous's, we kids would play together, some things you could talk about and some are best not said. We just had a lot of clean fun. Dale was a great guy. He will be missed. God be with you. Agnes

Kenneth & Agnes Hejna Feb 22 2015 7:59 AM