Dale Jacobsma of Annandale died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Cokato Manor. He was 80.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Silver Creek Community Church with Rev. Luke Baehr officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Creek Township, Wright County. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Dale Clinton Jacobsma was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Russel and Aletha (Pekelder) Jacobsma. He attended Holman #8 Country School, and in 1951 graduated from Sibley, Iowa High School. He married Orma Lou DeVries Oct. 28, 1954, in Sibley, Iowa, where they farmed for 13 years. From 1969-1994, Dale worked for Economy LP Gas Company of Litchfield where he enjoyed his work, contacts, friendships, and customers. He served Silver Creek Community Church as a deacon and elder. He lived on Pleasant Lake near Annandale from 1971-2005, where he enjoyed fishing and water skiing, and was always thrilled to teach beginners the art of water skiing. Dale and Orma Lou made many friends while wintering in Arizona from 1995-2008. In recent years, he was happiest while watching and singing along with Gaither Homecoming DVDs.
Dale is survived by his wife Orma Lou of Annandale; children Lauretta of Annandale, Arlen (and Karla Dickey) of Monticello; granddaughter Taschia (and fiancé Rolland Diamond), great-grandson Ryder Dean Diamond; brothers Vernon (and Donna) of Ripon, Calif., Rodney (and Evelyn) of Sanborn, Iowa; brothers-in-law Allen DeVries of Westminster, Calif., and Gaylon DeVries of Fredericksburg, Va.
The pallbearers will be Harry VanDorp, Melvin Rozenberg, Gene Smith, Jack Veches, Richard Giebenheim, and Dale Daemmrich. Music for the service will be provided by Don DeBoer, Cheryl DeBoer, Loretta Schut, and Linda Veches. Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Memorials are preferred.