Dale was born in 1928 in Marshall County and was a lifelong resident. He and his five siblings grew up on tenant farms learning discipline and responsibility at an early age.
He started his education in the Plymouth School System. Although an avid lover of all sports, he was only allowed to participate in track because of his required chores on the farm. He could complete his track workouts, practicing during his lunch period while at school.
As a freshman, Dale set a school record at Plymouth High School running the 100 yard dash in 10.5 seconds. The record stood for many years.
During his sophomore year, Dale informed his track coach that the family was moving farms and he would be transferring to Bremen High School. The Plymouth track coach notified the Bremen athletic coach of Dale's outstanding prowess. At that time, Bremen High School did not have a track program. Upon Dale's arrival in the Spring of 1944, a track program was started at Bremen High School. Dale participated in track for three seasons (1944 - 1946) with much success.
Dale had many interests at Bremen High School. He was active in the Mixed Choir and 4-H. During his senior year he performed in the Senior Play and was President of the Future Farmer's of America (FFA).
Dale graduated from Bremen High School in 1946 and went on to run a successful refrigeration and appliance repair business for several decades in the Marshall County area.
He continued to support and follow athletics through his children's endeavors in the LaVille High School community. He also worked with the athletic booster's club to further the athletic program there.
Through this scholarship, Dale's family hopes to inspire students to continue their education to follow their dreams.
- Supports Bremen High School graduating senior(s).
- Applicants must have participated in extra-curricular activities at Bremen High School (preference given to track athletes, thespians, choir members, or members of the FFA.
- Applicants must be pursuing further education.
- Applicants must display Christian ethics and values.