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Konopasek, Dalen Jay "Dale"


Posted By: Lisa Walden (email)
Date: 7/31/2021 at 01:26:40

Dale Konopasek, whose illness we have often mentioned in our column, passed away at a Bethany hospital Sunday following an illness of several months.

Dale became afflicted during the summer of 1942 and it was necessary for him to submit to the terrible ordeal of having one limb amputated. For some time afterward his condition seemed to improve, but some two months ago it became evident that he was growing worse. He was taken to the hospital where everything possible was done for him, but in spite of it all, his life of 17 years ended so sadly and the entire community mourns his going deeply.

It was with sad hearts his loved ones were compelled to stand by and see this beloved son and brother taken from them in such a tragic manner. Dale, loved by everyone, was a member of the senior class of Eagleville. Why this should come to such a splendid young man who was growing into a useful citizen, is so hard to understand, and the deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. Dale would have reached his 18th birthday September 18, being at the time of his death 17 years, 7 months, and 7 days of age.

He is survived by his parents, Frank and Lottie Konopasek; one sister, Leona (Mrs. Arnold Grass) of Lamoni; and three brothers, Leroy, Doyle, and Larry of the home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Eagleville Methodist church. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery in Lamoni. Services were conducted by Roy Cheville, assisted by Bishop T. A. Beck. Members of the Eagleville senior class rendered hymns and also acted as pallbearers and floral escorts.

Source: The Lamoni Chronicle, published in Lamoni, Iowa on Thursday, April 29th, 1943, pg.3


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