May 2, 2020 – Slinger, WI – Dale Frank Droese found peace on April 29, 2020 at the age of 73.
He is survived by his loving wife Kristine (nee Gettelman) of 45 years. He is the loving father of Ryan and Andrew (Kirstyn) Droese, proud Papa of Nathaniel, Jackson, and Aubrey. Also survived by his siblings: Bernice Grams, James Droese, Diane (Vern) Pomeroy, and David (Theresa) Droese; sisters-in-law, Lois, Pat, and Joyce Droese; nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel and father, Clemence; step-father, Ed Wiedmeyer; brothers, Ronnie, Roger, Harold, Gerald, Daniel, and brother-in-law Gerald Grams.
Dale was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin on February 1, 1947. He loved telling the story of how he and his twin brother were born at home during a blizzard! After his father passed away in 1958, his mother remarried and moved to Richfield. Dale graduated from Slinger High School in 1966 and later attended Concordia College, proudly receiving a degree in education. He loved teaching and was a substitute teacher for many years. He enjoyed reading, writing, politics, and watching the Milwaukee Brewers. He was always willing to care for his grandchildren when needed, and as they grew, he enjoyed hearing about their many adventures in school and sports. Dale was also a very talented artist, and loved to paint rustic scenes on saws, rocks, blocks of wood, etc.
Dale’s remains will be buried at St. Paul’s U.C.C. Cemetery in Menomonee Falls, followed by a celebration of life, on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s U.C.C., 520 W. Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086, are appreciated.
The Droese family would like to thank Horizon Home Care and Hospice for all of the loving care they gave to Dale.