Kroger, Dale L., RMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1968-1968, USS Johnston (DD-821)
Service Years
1965 - 1985
RM-Radioman
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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Dell Rapids
Last Address
6216 West 59th St
Sioux Fall, SD

Date of Passing
Oct 19, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Cemetery - Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 US Navy Retired 30


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US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

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 Duty Stations
USS Johnston (DD-821)
  1968-1968, USS Johnston (DD-821)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 23, 2014, General Photos
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Last Known Activity
 Dale Kroger was born on May 21, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Darrell Kroger and Dolores (Geraets) Kroger. He grew up and ttended school in Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1965. Dale entered the U.S. Navy in 1965. He served 20 years of ship and shore assignments, including VietNam, Germany, the Philippines,Hawaii, and several bases in the United States. Dale earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After his discharge in 1985, Dale worked at St. Michael Cemetery and Cummins Engines, both in Sioux Falls. He retired in 2009. After a heroic four year battle with lung cancer, Dale quietly passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was 67 and was preceded in death by his father; his step-father, Nick Salviola; his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.Dale served on the Board of Directors of the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial; was an active member of the Tri-State Navy Chief Petty Officers Association in Sioux Falls; was a member of the American Legion Post and VFW Post in Sioux Falls; and was a fan of NASCAR racing. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Salviola of DellRapids; his four sisters, Sandy (Dean) Helton of Polo, IL, Linda (Glenn) Bryson of Payson, AZ, Dianne (Ross Goetz) Kroger of Dell Rapids, SD, and Deb (Mark) Duby of Peoria, AZ; three nieces and one nephew; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; two aunts; and many cousins and friends.
   
Other Comments:
Dale Leslie Kroger
Provided by Kahler Funeral Home
Service Summary
Visitation
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue Oct 21, 2014
Kahler Funeral Home
107 W 4th St
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue Oct 21, 2014
Family will be present
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The Funeral Service for Dale Kroger will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel.
Clergy Fr. Anthony Urban
Music  Carla Schmidt
Casketbearers
ROGER BROOKS, PNCS, USN, RET
HARLAND BEDFORD, MMCS (SS) USN,RET
TERRY BENNET, NCC, USN,RET
DALE LOFSWOLD, BMC, USN, RET
VIRGIL SINNING, BTCS, USN, RET
BEN SUNDVOLD, MMC, USN, RET
Military Rites
Dell Rapids American Legion Post Firing Squad

 
   
 Military Association Memberships
Tri-State Navy Chiefs Association  TSCPOAChapter 29Post 15USS South Dakota (BB-57) Association
  1988, Tri-State Navy Chiefs Association TSCPOA [Verified]5 - Assoc. Page
  2000, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 29 (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Rapid City, South Dakota) [Verified]
  2000, American Legion, Post 15 (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, USS South Dakota (BB-57) Association - Assoc. Page
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