To our Plott Family,
In Memory of Dale Brandenburger 1926-2013
Loving husband and father, Dale W. Brandenburger, 86, of Millstadt, IL, born Dec. 17, 1926 in Prairie Du Long Township, IL died peacefully in his sleep November 7, 2013 at Memorial Hospital Belleville, IL. Many of you knew Dad through his love for the Plott Hound breed, owner of Pioneer Plott Hound Kennels and proud member of the UKC, NPHA and Millstadt Coonhunter’s Association.
Visitation: Friends may call from 2pm to 6pm Sunday Nov 10, 2013 at Strauss Funeral Home Millstadt, IL and on Monday Nov 11, 2013 from 10 to 11am at Zion Evangelical Church Millstadt, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday Nov 11, 2013 at Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL. Burial will be held at Mount Evergreen, Millstadt, IL.
His full obituary is available and condolences may be expressed online at www.straussfuneralhome.com.
Thank you to all who have reached out to us already.
Dale W. Brandenburger, 86, of Millstadt, Ill., born Dec. 17, 1926, in Prairie Du Long Township, Ill., died Nov. 7, 2013, at Memorial Hospital Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Brandenburger operated two local farms in Millstadt and was an avid hunter and sportsman, enjoying coon, deer and bear hunting. Drafted to the Army during the Korean War, Dale served as a licensed optician stationed in St. Louis until 1953 and achieved Corporal rank. Dale was best known as owner of Pioneer Plott Hound Kennels. He shipped dogs to all 50 states in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Nova Scotia and South America, and served as charter member and past president of the National Plott Hound Association. Seven of his dogs were inducted into the Plott Hall of Fame. Dale was the owner of the first United Kennel Club World Champion hound. He served on the UKC Board of Directors for 10 years and was a Breed Representative on the Advisory Committee for three years. Dale was a founding member of the Millstadt Coonhunter's Association and served many years as writer of Rules Corner in American Cooner magazine. Dale was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1966 and received the Methvan Big Game award in 1967. Dale retired from the Plott business in the early 1990s, and took up the hobby of building and selling washer games and enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement. Dale was a devoted Cardinals fan. He was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, and recently celebrated his 70 year Broad Hollow Grange membership.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Alex G. and Florence K., nee Schmiedlin, Brandenburger; brothers, Ralph Waldo (Sadie), twin brothers, Glen (Vernell) and Clifford, and Roy (Lorraine); sister, Doris (Homer) Walston; brother-in-law, Jim Hill; and his twin brother, Delmar who passed one day before Dale allowing them to enter God's kingdom together; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Marie Etling; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Norma and Oliver Franke.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Shirley Jean, nee Etling; and his three daughters all from Millstadt, Lori (James) Becherer, Sharon (Dewayne) Holloway, and Jeri (Jonathan) Arnold; grandchildren, Paige and Joseph Mundy and Brady and Evan Arnold; sister, Virginia Hill of Freeburg; sisters-in-law, Bernadine Brandenburger of Effingham and Arlene Brandenburger of Smithton; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Evangelical Church, Millstadt Ill., or to Vitas Hospice of Fairview Ill. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.straussfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home Millstadt, Ill., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Church Millstadt, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov 11, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, Ill., with Rev. Darrell Weber officiating. Burial will be held at Mount Evergreen, Millstadt, Ill.
Gil Raney is in a rehab hospital and will be for awhile. His right side is sort of messed up and his memory is not good. Jim tells me that cards would be appreciated and will help his recovery.
The address for Gil is:
Mid America Rehab Room 223
5701 West 110
Overland Park, KS 66211
He can talk and the phone number is (913) 491-2463.