Dale A. Marcellus, 79, of Albany, Wisconsin and formerly of Virginia and Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in his home. Dale was born on December 7, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Lawrence and Augusta Marcellus. He graduated from Belvidere High School and then served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Dale married Ruth Weeks in Belvidere, IL in 1967. Over the years, he worked as a machinist and supervisor of machinery for companies including Marcellus Industries, Sundstrand Corporation and the Cannon Corporation from where he retired. When Dale was not working he enjoyed all sports, reading westerns, watching classic episodes of M.A.S.H., working on cars, bowling. Dale loved his family and watching the delight in Ruth’s face as she showed him her latest acquisition from an auction. He made his spiritual home attending the Hilltop Christian Church in Albany, Wisconsin.
Dale is loved and will be missed by his wife, Ruth; children, Dwight (Juli) Marcellus of North Carolina, Derek (Andrea) Marcellus of Wisconsin, Darla (David) Althizer of North Carolina, Tabara Marcellus of Virginia and Jasmine Marcellus of Wisconsin; siblings, Dolores (Tom) Moss of Poplar Grove, IL, Dean (Laura) Marcellus and Darcie (Michael) Chamberlain both of Belvidere, IL; twelve grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dale is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Raymond Jewel, pastor of Hilltop Christian Church, Albany, WI officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Dale’s family. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.Andersonfcs.com