Obituary for Dale L. Gilsdorf
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Dale L. Gilsdorf

March 29, 1950 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 70)

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Funeral Service
July 21, 2020

10:30 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church
506 S. Main Street
Madison, NE 68748

Funeral Services for Dale L. Gilsdorf, age 70, of Humphrey, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison.  Reverend Donna Goltry will officiate.  Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Military honors conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763 and the American Legion Riders Post 16.  Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at his home in Humphrey.

Dale was born March 29, 1950 in rural Lindsay to Marvin, Sr. and Rhoda (Farmer) Gilsdorf.  He graduated from Lindsay Holy Family High School. 

Dale served in the United States Army from January 16, 1969 to January 15, 1971.  While serving in Vietnam, he was a gunner. His medals include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal, Two Overseas Bars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal and Bronze Star.  Dale received his Purple Heart on December 26, 1969.

On November 1, 1975, he married Betty in Norfolk.  The couple were blessed with two sons, Shane and Cory. 

Dale served as a rural route carrier for the Post Office in Norfolk for 23 years. 

Dale was a talented mechanic and fabricator who loved working on  Chevy muscle cars and antique  Harley motorcycles. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty, sons Shane Gilsdorf and Cory Gilsdorf both of Lincoln, siblings Harvey (Kathy) Gilsdorf of Humphrey, Jim Gilsdorf of Genoa, Janie (Paul) Hartford of Monroe, Daniel (Cathy) Gilsdorf of Columbus, Julie Young of Lincoln, and Theresa (Jim) Formanek of Lindsay, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Marvin, Jr., and uncles and aunts.

Memorials are requested to the Humphrey Veterans Memorial Fund.  

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