“Dale” Howard Reinmuth, 81, Salmon, Idaho, formerly of Rushville, Neb., passed away on Monday 17th of October, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Dale was diagnosed with A.L.S, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease, in May 2015.
Howard Dale Reinmuth was born Nov. 25, 1934, at his parent’s country home at Dalton, Neb. to Floyd Allen and Ida Pearl (Hanway) Reinmuth.
Dale spent his childhood and teenage years in the Dalton and Bridgeport, Nebraska areas.
On Dec. 16, 1952, he was united in marriage to LaVieta V. (Schmeekle) Scheeling. To this union a son, Rollin Dale, was born on June 25, 1954. He passed away 12 hours later. They were later divorced in 1957.
In September 1957, Dale enlisted in the Army. His basic training was in Fort Carson, Colo. From there, he was stationed at Paris, France. He received training on heavy equipment and generators, which he applied later in life. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army in October 1959.
On Oct. 16, 1961, Dale was united in marriage to Hazel Marie Soester. To this union, 3 daughters were born: Karen Deanne, Danita DaRae and Lisa Dawn.
Dale and Hazel spent 20 years ranching. Most of this was on Brown Brothers Ranch south of Rushville, Neb. This proved to be one of his most cherished times. He loved the life, the work, cattle, and wild life that was there.
In 1980 they left the ranch with a whole lot of fond memories.
Dale drove trucks briefly for Modern Farm Equipment of Gordon, before going to work for the Sheridan County Road Dept., Garden County Road Dept., Sedgwick County Road Dept. of Colorado, and then returned to Sheridan County Road Dept.
Dale was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He enjoyed wildlife in all manners from watching to eating it.
He is preceded in death by an infant son, Rollin Dale; parents Floyd and Ida Reinmuth; brother Gerald; sister-in-law Edda Mae Soester, sister-in-law Donna Reinmuth; and brother-in-law Don Garner.
He is survived by his wife Hazel; daughters Karen (David) Donker from Nebraska; Danita Bachman of Wyoming, Lisa (Tracey) DeMary of North Dakota; nine grandchildren: Jacob Sandoz, Miranda (Donker) Williams, Zachariah Donker, Arielle Donker, Emily Kate (Donker) Garcia, Colton (Heather) Bachman, Kaylea Bachman, Lacy Blair, James Kade (Shianna) Blair; 7 great-grandchildren: Isabell and Ryker Donker, Dalton and Maverick Bachman, Bryley Williams, Molly and Kale Blair, with 2 more on the immediate way, as well as 2 step grandchildren Arianna and Colton DeMary; and 1 step grandchild Carson; as well as sister Lavera (Allen) Sheppard of Rushville, Neb.; along with many nieces and nephews.
Dale was baptized Oct. 7, 1973.
Anyone who visited Dale these last few years know that he very much looked forward to the promises of the Bible: being resurrected and earth once again being a paradise, seeing all those once again resurrected and living in this paradise.
He spent many hours thinking of this and not on how ill he was.
May he rest in peace as he waits for his resurrection and all the many loved ones he looked forward to see again, especially his baby, Rollin.
Graveside services are on Thursday Oct. 20, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, Neb. After the graveside services, there was a gathering held at 2:30 p.m. in the Rushville Senior Citizens Center, 210 South Main St. Rushville, Neb.
Arrangements are under the care of Wheeler Bell Tower Funeral Home, 900 Mulkey St., Salmon, Idaho (208)742-1234. Condolences may be sent to the family online at BelltowerfhofSalmon.com