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DALE E. RICH
Robins


Dale E. Rich, 84, of Robins, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Emory Place in Robins.
A private family service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. The service
will be livestreamed at
1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9,
and may be viewed at: client.tribucast.com/tcid/
90537640.
Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A private visitation will be at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields is required.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; two daughters, Kim (Mark) Malmer of Pennsylvania and Teresa (Jaime) Shelton of Cedar Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Janice Patten and Millie (Bob) Louvar; and his best friend and hunting buddy, Ken VanMilligan. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy.
Dale was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Marion, the son of Alva and Wilma (Nelson) Rich. He married Judith Miller on July 6, 1984, in Cedar Rapids. Dale was an electrician at Penford Products and retired from there after 40 years of service in 2000.
Dale was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the N.R.A, North American Hunting Club, Izaak Walton League and the Otter Creek Sportsman Club. His buddy, Ken and Dale hunted all over the Midwest as well the western United States and Africa.
Dale was an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing the country two-step with Judy weekly.
Dale was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend whoiwill be greatly missed by all who knew and love.
Memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Worriers Fund in Dale's name. Please leave a message or tribute to the Rich family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
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