Dale A. Holland, 70, of rural Prophetstown passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating Dale’s life will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson. Rev. Michael McBride will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Atkinson. Visitation for Dale will be 9:30-11:30 AM (2 hours prior to the service) at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo Branch.
Dale was born October 22, 1942 in Morrison, IL, the son of Chester and Mildred (Dorathy) Holland. He was a 1960 graduate of Erie High School. Dale was united in marriage to Darlene J. Sammons October 5, 1963 in Erie, IL. Dale worked for Moline Consumers, now River Stone, for 30 years at the Cleveland Quarry as a heavy equipment master mechanic. Dale was a lifetime member of the IUOE Union Local 150, a NRA Lifetime Master (SBR), member of the Morrison Sportsmen’s Club, and a former member of the Tri-City Trailriders.
Survivors include his wife: Darlene; 2 daughters: Amy (Morey) Diericks, of Prophetstown, IL and Stacey Holland and Eric Himes of Shoreline, WA; grandchildren: Rachael, Brandon, and Olivia Diericks, and Otto Himes; 2 brothers: Neil (Barbara) Holland of Oregon, IL and Rodney Holland of Kewanee, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in-law: Joan and Lyle Hawk.