Dale Respalje, 66, of Brandon, passed away April 20, 2018 at ThedaCare in Neenah.
Dale was born February 4, 1952 to Alvin and Elvira Daane Respalje. Dale graduated from Brandon High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy. On April 24, 1976 he married Yvonne Navis. They lived in Waupun then moved to the Brandon/Fairwater area. Dale was employed as a truck driver then as a maintenance mechanic at Fairwater Canning Company for 40 years before retiring. Dale loved trains, fishing, working with his tractors, and the sheep on their hobby farm.
Dale is survived by his wife, Yvonne of Brandon; two children: Sara Respalje of Fond du Lac and Derek (Tara) Respalje of Sheboygan; granddaughter, Lorelai kaye Respalje and grandpiggy, Brownie; his mother, Elvira Respalje of Waupun; four brothers: Del (Rose) Respalje of Kingston, Dan (Gretchen) Respalje of Markesan, Dennis (Kerry) Respalje of Brandon, and Darwin (Linda) Respalje of Fond du Lac; two sisters: Norie (Randy) Navis of Waupun and Emily Respalje (friends, Judy and Denice) of Plymouth; sister-in-law, Terri Respalje of Waupun; and many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Respalje; brother, Douglas Respalje; and grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral services for Dale Respalje will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Alto Christian Reformed Church in Alto with Rev. Forsell Gappa officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Mound Cemetery in Alto. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.