Dale M. Schiesser -- Altoona, Wis.

Dale M. Schiesser, 72, of Altoona, Wis., joined his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, surrounded by his family at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., after a short illness.

Dale was born on Dec. 30, 1941, in West Concord, to Milo and Iris (Sheppard) Schiesser. He married Carol Mielke in February 1963, and they moved to Altoona with their children in 1969. Dale worked at Menards in the old store on Kane Road. He worked as a forklift operator for over 30 years. He enjoyed his job and co-workers very much.

In recent years, he has enjoyed his home at Country Terrace in Altoona. He loved the staff very much and kept them entertained with his daily trivia questions. As a family, we can't thank them enough for their kindness and caring.

Dale is survived by his daughter, Lori (Rick) Anderson, and grandsons, Tanner and Matthew Duncan, all of Eau Claire; son, Gene (Roberta) Schiesser, and grandchildren, Sam, Sarah and Seth Schiesser, all of Muscoda, Wis.; sisters, Joan Peper, of New Port Richey, Fla., and Diana (Richard) Miller, of Pine Island; and many nieces, nephews and his Country Terrace family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Iris Schiesser; sister, Sandra (Caryl) Moyer; and brother-in-law, William Peper.

We would like to give a special thanks to the Sacred Heart CCU staff and doctors for their care and support during our time of need.

A memorial service will be at a later date in Berne.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family. Online condolences may be shared at