Dale C. Jacobsma, Annandale


Dale C. Jacobsma, age 80, of Annandale, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Cokato Manor.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Silver Creek Community Church with Rev. Luke Baehr officiating. Burial followed at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Creek Township. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. There was a prayer service 6 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are preferred.
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 on Oct. 28, 1954, in Sibley, Iowa, where they farmed for 13 years. From 1969 to 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 to 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 to 2008. In recent years he was happiest while watching and singing along with Gaither Homecoming DVDs.
He is survived by his wife, Orma Lou, of Annandale; children, Lauretta, of Annandale, and Arlen (Karla Dickey), of Monticello; granddaughter, Taschia and fiancé, Rolland Diamond; great-grandson, Ryder Dean Diamond; brothers, Vernon (Donna), of Ripon, Calif.; Rodney (Evelyn), of Sanborn, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Allen DeVries, of Westminster, Calif, and Gaylon DeVries of Fredericksburg, Va.
The pallbearers were Harry VanDorp, Melvin Rozenberg, Gene Smith, Jack Veches, Richard Giebenheim and Dale Daemmrich. The music for the service was provided by Don DeBoer, Cheryl DeBoer, Loretta Schut and Linda Veches. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute & Funeral Webcast are available online at www.dingmannfuneral.com
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