Dale Andersen

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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Dale Rolland Andersen, 64, of O’Fallon, IL, born December 22, 1956, in Buffalo, MN, passed away peacefully at home in O’Fallon, IL, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Dale joined the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and served as an airplane/field scheduler.  Dale married Barb on June 11, 1983, while he was stationed at Scott Air Force Base.  Together they were stationed in Japan where they had two daughters, Brandi and Katie.  Dale retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1994.  He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from SIU at Edwardsville and finished out his career as a data base administrator for AT&T.

Dale loved to fish for walleye and sunfish with his dad and brothers. He often shared stories about his fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada with anyone who would listen. He taught himself to play the guitar and dobro.   Dale performed with Dudley’s Rush, a blue grass band that raised money for the youth at Union United Methodist Church.  Dale liked to BBQ in the backyard for Sunday family get-togethers.  The family shares a love for all things Disney, and Dale loved wearing Mickey Mouse t-shirts every time his grandsons came to visit.

Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, nee Houck, Andersen.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, nee Sassin, Andersen; two daughters, Brandi (Andersen) VerSteeg and Katie (Andersen) McNeil, three grandsons, Samuel, Daniel, and Jonah; his father, Kenneth Andersen; two brothers, Douglas Andersen and Duane Andersen; and a sister, Martha (Andersen) Cain.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale’s honor to the Saint Louis Zoo. https://www.stlzoo.org/give/tributes. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  A walk through memorial will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed.

Funeral:  Military honors will be rendered at 4 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


14 Comments on Dale Andersen

John Lynch said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM

Barb I'm sorry for your loss. Dale was a great guy an excellent swimming official , a musician an instructor.....he had many talents and I was lucky enough to share time with him.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Stephanie Otis Petersen said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 1:50 PM

I just heard about Dale this morning. I enjoyed working with him at many swim meets over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Town and Country
  • MO
Kim Weiss said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 1:17 PM

So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I have many great memories as a swimming official working with Dale over the years. Many thoughts and prayers to Dale’s family.

  • Saint Charles
  • Mo
Jacques Thro said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 10:02 AM

Dale was a dedicated volunteer and his passion to serve and to help will be missed. The countless hours he volunteered as an official for youth swimming tremendously benefitted so many kids that participated in competitive swimming across the region. I learned a lot from him over the years about fairness, preparedness, and dedication. He was a great mentor to many swim officials over the years. He will be missed.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Sandy Knee said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2021 at 10:36 AM

Deepest Sympathies to Barb and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your cherished memories of Dale comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Patty Diess said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2021 at 8:47 AM

Barb and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. May God keep you all in his loving arms during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
George Duffield said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Barb and family, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. I really enjoyed working with Dale. He had such special abilities with software design and development. He was a wonderful gentleman.

  • Chandler
  • AZ
Gene Tarver said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2021 at 12:03 PM

I considered it an honor and pleasure to be one of Dales' friend, coworker, and mentor. We had great times at Sumaria Systems as computer nerds. I have fond memories when we went with all of you to watch the girls in the 'Nutcracker' back in the day. Kendra and my family send our sincere condolences for your lost and pray for comfort, peace, and healing. Gene Tarver and Family

  • Weaverville
  • North Carolina
Glenda Krauch said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2021 at 9:26 AM

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Dale at Sumaria Systems. Barb, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Forsyth
  • MO
Carol Allen said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2021 at 5:14 PM

So sorry to hear this! He spent a weekend at our home when he joined the Navy! He was a very nice young man. His father, Kenneth, is my precious cousin..

  • Grand Prairie
  • Texas
Dale McNeil said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family out hearts go out to you

  • Springfield
  • Illinois
David Eding said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2021 at 10:44 PM

I’m very sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. I worked with Dale at AT&T for nearly ten years. He was a man of diverse talents and he will be missed.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Ron Marion said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2021 at 6:57 PM

So sorry to read of Dale’s passing. I look back fondly on the many hours we spent working at swim meets together. Dale was a fair, gentle, and thoughtful person and I will miss him.

  • East Montpelier
  • Vermont
Mike & Deb Zabel said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2021 at 11:22 AM

our hearts go out to you. you are in our thoughts and prayers.He is now back home with the God, his mom & grandparents, Aunts & uncles. He is out of pain and back to the Dale we all knew & love.

  • Champlin
  • MN 55316

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