Dale E. Percival

Dale E. PercivalAge 90, passed away December 30, 2011.  He was born October 9, 1921, in Tescott, KS.  He began working for Oldsmobile as a service rep in Abilene, KS, retiring as an executive in 1982, after 31 years of service.  After retirement, he enjoyed his time at his cottage on Otsego Lake in Gaylord, where he loved to play golf.  Dale was an avid Spartan fan and was a life member of the Elks, and had been a Mason since 1952.  The family expresses a special Thank You to the caregivers at Fairview Adult Foster Care where Dale had spent the last year.

He was preceded in death by 2 wives, Helen and Kathryn.  Surviving are:  son, David (Laura) Percival; daughter, Pamela (Terry) Taliaferro; 10 grandchildren, Jamie (Tom) Donovan, Michelle, Andrew (Melissa), Nicole, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Claire, Matthew Percival, Brian Taliaferro and Jennifer (Clay) Cumiskey; 3 great-grandchildren, Travis and Jack Donovan and Caleb Cumiskey; 2 sisters, Cleo Richards and Dana Jackson. 

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, with The Rev. Anne Weirich officiating.  Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in memory of Dale Percival. 

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Mary Kanada
January 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

To The Percival Family, we wish to express our deepest sympathy.

John 11:1-44

Claudia Feeny
January 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I was very sorry to read that Dale passed on. I met him last year at Fairview where my Uncle Ed resides. They sat at the same table in the dining room. He was a gentle soul and even on his days that weren’t so good he always spoke to us. I know that my uncle will miss him. He always looked after Dale so I am sure that he will feel a void. Our sympathy to Dale’s family.

Pat Wells
January 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

I worked with Dale in the 1980’s at Oldsmobile. We always thought it was something that my children, David, Matthew & Jamie, coincided with names of his children/grandchildren. He was a great manager and personal friend. My condolences to Dale’s family.


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