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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Dale F. Branstetter, age 84, of Bowling Green, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home with family at his side.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. until 8  p.m.. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug., 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with Pastor Cole Branstetter and Pastor Robert Warren officiating. Music will be provided by Rachelle Branstetter, soloist.
Dale was born December 4, 1929 in rural Vandalia, the son of Willie Frank and Nannie Elizabeth (Klein) Branstetter.
He married Gloria Mae Storch on November 16, 1955 in Vandalia.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Bowling Green; one son, Chuck and Judy Branstetter of Bowling Green; on daughter, Donna Branstetter of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; Cole and Rachelle Branstetter of Wentzville; Craig and Jennifer Carroll of Bowling Green; Correy Carroll of Bowling Green; Courtney and Clint Courtney of Troy; eight great-grandchildren; special long time friend of 65 years, Karl Krigbaum of Page, AZ; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Rachel and James Storck; sister-in-law, Betty Peck; five brothers: Harold, Marvel, Malcolm, Roger and Byron Branstetter; one sister, Dorothy Belshe; one grandson, Brian Branstetter.
Dale grew up and attended country schools near Farber. He was one of three graduates from Farber High School in 1948.
Dale worked on the family farm before joining the US Army and service in Germany during the Korean War.
After returning from the service, he worked for a year with Emo Construction of Farber and a year with the City of Vandalia Street Department.
Dale then started working in the press department at Harbison Walker Refractories. He retired from there in December 1994 after 38 years.
Dale was recently baptized and a Christian by faith.
He enjoyed working with his horses, camping and gardening.
Dale was a avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Branstetter, Gary Branstetter and Danny Ray Branstetter.
Memorials are encouraged to the Pike County Home Health & Hospice.