Dale T. Schwebke

January 9, 1945 - April 12, 2016
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Dale T. Schwebke, 71, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Tuesday afternoon, April 12, 2016 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center after a lingering illness.  Dale was born January 9, 1945 in Belvidere, IL the son of Warren T. and Roberta I. (Winchester) Schwebke.  Dale married Nancy L. Helsdon-Voiles on October 7, 1978 in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere.  Following his high school graduation, Dale joined the US Navy to serve our country.  Following his Navy service, Dale worked for the State of Illinois-Highway Department retiring after 25 years.  Following his retirement he worked part time for Swan Hills Golf Course.  Dale enjoyed all sports, particularly softball and golf.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he made his spiritual home and was a loving participant of the “Grandpa Club”.

Dale is loved and will be missed by his wife, Nancy of Belvidere; the children they raised together, Todd (Diane) Schwebke of Rockford, Brett (Lynsie) Schwebke of Winnebago, Marty (Nicole) Voiles of Rockford, Julie (Kari) Swimelar of Belvidere; grandchildren, Bryant Voiles, Brandt Voiles, Natalie Voiles, Cameron Swimelar, Caitlyn Swimelar, Kerstin Rewerts; sister, Judy (Carl) Ballard of Caledonia, IL; brother, Jerry (Kathy) Schwebke of Belvidere; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 in First Presbyterian Church, 221 North Main Street, Belvidere, IL with funeral services at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp officiating.  Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.  Memorials can be given in care of the Alzheimer’s Association in Dale’s remembrance.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL  61008  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.Andersonfcs.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church


221 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 in First Presbyterian Church, 221 North Main Street, Belvidere, IL

Service Information

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm -

First Presbyterian Church


221 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral services at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp officiating at First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere IL.


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Born: January 9, 1945
Died: April 12, 2016

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Jody and Karin Ferguson posted on 4/14/16

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of one the nicest guys ever. Many memories of softball games come flooding back. May he rest in peace.


Diane Robinson posted on 4/17/16

Dale and my Mother were in the same nursing home and often sat together for lunch, where Nancy and I would discuss the ups and downs of the days. I could usually get Dale to smile with my stories of my feeble attempts at a golf game; always ending badly, which would bring a smile to the corner of his eyes. I was blessed to have known both he and Nancy. My Mother passed away just one month before. May the God who loves us all so deeply continue to strengthen and sustain Nancy and the family in the days to come. God bless you all. ~ Diane Robinson


Randy and Linda Sellers posted on 4/16/16

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with Nancy and her family.


Bob Mullins posted on 4/16/16

Dale will always be remembered as a fine person. Growing up together, sharing so many interests, playing sports toghether for decades....sharing life's mysteries and pleasures. It was truly an honor to have shared all that with a person as fine as Dale.


Terry Andreas posted on 4/15/16

I consider myself fortunate to have been friends with Dale for many years. We shared good times at softball, Belvidere football, cards, and golf. I'll always remember when he got a double Eagle! He was a good friend with a warm smile and a ready laugh. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Nancy and the family.


Tom O'Connell posted on 4/15/16

Dale has been one of my best friends for over 40 years. He was absolutely one of the nicest guys I've ever known. I'll miss him greatly.


Sue Voiles posted on 4/15/16

So sorry for your loss. He is in a much better place now and won't struggle anymore! He was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed!:


Christy Anderson posted on 4/14/16

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all the family


Kathy Mechler posted on 4/14/16

To The Schwebke Family - My heart aches for you all today. Keep your memories close until you meet again. With Deepest Sympathy - Kathy (Montgomery) Mechler and Family


Janet Darmon Lindquist posted on 4/19/16

So sorry for your loss. Dale was across the hall from my sister, Karen Schrader, so I stopped in a couple of times to see him as well. I will always remember his smiling face.