Preceded in death by parents, Dean & Gladys Chapman and sister Kathleen Berger.
Survived by his wife, Patty Hahn, brothers Mark Chapman (Marcy), Craig Chapman (Shawn), sisters Cheryl Beal (Norman), Pat Chapman, brothers-in-laws John Berger, Ed Halpin, nieces and nephews Scott Chapman (Jessi), Laura Clark (Jordan), Wayne Beal (Garnetta), Bonnie Beal, John Patrick Berger, Jan Berger, and great nephew Christopher Berger.
Dale served 8 years in the U.S. Army in the 1970’s and traveled throughout Germany and most of Western Europe.
He worked for Telxon and Diebold, and retired from Laird Technologies in 2015. Dale was an electronics “guru” who could diagnose and fix any project that would come across his desk.
British motorcycles were one of his many passions. He owned a Royal Enfield and many Triumph bikes over the years.
Dale was a self-taught guitar man and loved to listen to the Rolling Stones and jam with his buddies.
Perhaps his best talent came in the form of cabinet making. He was a master cabinet maker and built many kitchen and bathroom cabinets as well as stereo cabinets, bookcases, hutches, and dining tables to name a few. His family and some friends have several wooden projects crafted by Dale and all are treasures!
But Dale’s best times have always been hanging out with his family and friends, telling stories, drinking a beer and sharing a shot of Jaagermeister!!!
He will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to pancan.org/donate.