Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
“How Great Thou Art”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Gift of Finest Wheat”
“Be Not Afraid”
Elliot Hose Co. #1
Tyndall Fire Department
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.