My Story

Every sunrise by the sea brings a new day's greetings.

Dale had total ankle joint replacement on Tuesday, March 13. He came through surgery with flying colors.

While I was with him in recovery and we were talking about his few weeks with crutches for healing and excited the surgery was over and he would be able to walk normally again and without pain. An hour after surgery he started having chest pains and coded. He had a heart attack. The medical teams worked miracles trying to resuscitate him during the code procedure.

Last May he had two medicated stents in the left anterior descending artery with no heart damage. His November nuclear treadmill was great and the cardiologist told him to come back in two years, he was in great shape.

Despite everyone's best efforts on Tuesday 3/13, we were told that Dale will not be waking up. The decision is up to Dale and God.

We appreciate everyone's calls, visits, thoughts, and prayers throughout this trying time. We will be updating periodically.

Angel Hugs to All,

Brian, Julie, Keegan & Kennadie
Jon & Rachel
Amy & Ryan


Patti Snyder signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jean and family: For some reason, while I was having trouble sleeping last night, I thought of Dale's 50th birthday party that we were invited to and attended. I just ... Read more

Robert O'Brien signed Dale's Guestbook.

Dear Miller Family, Jean, you told me at Dales's Wake service to continue to send messages. I know they are a great comfort to you. They validate the fact that people ... Read more

Jean Miller posted a new journal entry.

Hello Again, We received the following from a dear friend and it says it all: "You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived; You ... Read more

Julie Mance signed Dale's Guestbook.

Aunt Jean, Brian, Jon and Amy.... It's just so hard to know what to say, but do know that I will miss Uncle Dale very much and I know you will miss him even more. I ... Read more

Peggy Slagle signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jon (and Family) Sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my prayers. Hang in there!!! Take Care Peggy Read more

Bob Baschke signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jean and Family I was in total disbelief, Dale was limping out of church with me one wednesday morning and he told that next week he was going get his ankle fixed, then ... Read more

Diane Hartogh signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jean and family, I was just reading my Storm Lake Times tonight and was saddened to see Dale's name. It was such a shock. I thank you for this caring page and ... Read more

Wendy Rebhuhn signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jon - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. ... Read more

Linda Miller signed Dale's Guestbook.

Jean and Family....I am glad I had the opportunity to say my good byes to Dale and tell you and your children hello. I am sorry I missed some of the cousins, but I had a ... Read more

Janet Snyder signed Dale's Guestbook.

We were so saddened to hear about Dale. We didn't know him but we wish we had. He sounds like he was such a special person. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Janet ... Read more

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