Wed, 12/08/2021 - 8:03am admin
Dale Karch, age 84, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Monument Health in Rapid City.
Dale Edward Karch was born on October 3, 1937 in Hellertown, PA to Joseph and Ada (Fluck) Karch. Growing up Dale enjoyed basketball, baseball, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He attended grade and high school in Hellertown and graduated in 1955. Dale then went on to Churchman Business School in Easton, PA.
In 1959 Dale joined the U.S. Army and most of his tour was spent in Germany. After his honorable discharge in 1962 he worked as a credit manager for various businesses along the east coast.
While he was working for Whirlpool Corp in Michigan in 1971 Dale met his wife Kay Blumenshine. They were married on October 27, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They continued to make their married life in Michigan until Dale was transferred to the Illinois office in the Chicago area.
Dale made one trip to South Dakota for vacation to hunt prairie dogs and decided that is where he wanted to retire to. In 1996 he bought a house in Midland and began to make repairs to it. In 2002 when Dale retired he and Kay moved to Midland full time.
Dale and Kay were members of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association and spent years traveling the country in a motor home attending trap shooting competitions and marathons. They also enjoyed owning and riding their motorcycles together, attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally many times. Dale also enjoyed golfing.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife of 49 years, Kay Karch of Mildand; sister, Nancy (Norman) Hillegass of Quakertown, PA; and his and Kay’s many cats.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Charles Karch; sisters, Marion (Henry)Trumbower and Dorothea Howell.
Interment with military honors will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 10, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.