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 Dale George Yehle

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Dale George Yehle

  • Birth 13 Dec 1942 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 26 Oct 2005 Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes are with family
  • Memorial ID 38039076

The eldest of three boys born to Natalie and Harry Yehle in 1942, Dale excelled in high school athletics, most notably swimming and football. After he graduated from East Division high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he went on to study electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (where he also played football and was on the swim team).

He met Carol Gilbert in the fall of 1963, married her in the spring of 1964 and went on to have a successful and long career at IBM. Dale and Carol had three children, their eldest (Cheryl Ruth Yehle) was killed in an auto accident in 1983. Their remaining two children both went on to college and earned degrees at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Dale enjoyed many outdoor activites, including sport shooting (trap and skeet) as well as sport fishing (his favorite spot was the Outer Banks of NC) as well as many electrical, carpentry and other DIY projects. He enjoyed being outdoors, had a great respect for nature and was particularly fascinated by wolves. His passion for computers, technology and learning "what makes things tick" stayed with him his entire life, and he often combined his DIY abilities with his love for technology and nature (for example, he liked to make wind chimes out of old hard drive disks or hollow out old logs to make suet feeders for birds). He was also an avid reader, often reading 3-4 books per week and he loved music of all types. He also loved being a grandfather to his two grandchildren and had a lot of fun acting silly and playing games to amuse them.

When my father died after a short but ravaging illness; many people commented on how "larger than life" he was. He was content in life and enjoyed many activities. Very rarely would you see him just wasting time, he'd have rather been doing something. He didn't really get "bored" - he could always find something interesting to do and he was always up for an adventure!


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  • Added: 7 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38039076
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dale George Yehle (13 Dec 1942–26 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38039076, ; Maintained by DianeY (contributor 47136977) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes are with family.