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Dale Titus 1937-2011

Apr 19, 2011

GRAETTINGER — Services for Dale Titus of Graettinger were held Monday morning, April 18, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. Burial was at the Valley View Cemetery.

Dale Titus was born October 5, 1937, in Pocahontas the son of Wayne and Nanny Irene (Johnson) Titus. He attended Mallard Community Schools.

On April 25, 1959, Dale was united in marriage to Beverly Helmick in Jackson, MN.

The couple moved to Estherville after their marriage and spent time in Wallingford and Osgood before settling on an acreage West of Graettinger in 1972.

Dale farmed and worked construction for Fagre Construction in Estherville and also for his brother, Dennis. Later, he worked at several manufacturing firms, including Shaver, Mfg. in Graettinger, Arts-Way Mfg. in Armstrong and Bobalee Hydraulics in Laurens. Dale enjoyed welding, working with metal, farming and gardening, especially his rose garden. Recently, Dale was fond of watching wildlife, especially birds and squirrels.

Dale was a member of the United Methodist Church in Graettinger.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, Dale passed away at Avera Holy Family Hospital, Estherville. He was 73.

Left to cherish his memory are four daughters: Debbie (Steve) Johnson of Mankato, MN, Dawn (special friend Steve) Claypool of Estherville, Denise (Dan) Koenck of Laurens, and Deanna (Rodney) Doty of Estherville; two sons: Darrell (Chelsi) of Graettinger and Darren (Heather) Titus of Graettinger; a sister, Rosemary Jacobs of Spirit Lake; brother, Dean Titus (LaVon) of Waterloo; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly; two brothers: Dennis and Duane Titus; granddaughter, Nicole; grandson, Cory and son-in-law, Dan Mears.

Online Condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com