The Ottumwa Courier


February 18, 2013

Dale “Bud” Pringle, 85, What Cheer

WHAT CHEER — Dale “Bud” Pringle, 85, of What Cheer, died Feb. 15, 2013.

Dale Eugene Pringle was born July 19, 1927, in Indianapolis, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Inez Sproul Pringle. His father passed away when Bud was in the eighth grade. His older brothers were both in the military so Bud assumed the responsibility of the family farm at age 14. Over the years, Bud continued his farming operation, and he owned and operated a livestock trucking company before managing Wakes Feed Store in What Cheer. In 1984, he retired from farming and began driving a school bus for Tri-County Community School until 1999. Bud enjoyed attending harness races and the flea markets in What Cheer as well as dancing with his partner, Leda McAdams. He also enjoyed coffee time with his friends at Ahlbee’s and a nice sunny day to mow lawns.

Dale is survived by two sons, Larry (Karla) Pringle of Alexandria, Va., and Kenny Pringle of Iowa City; his three daughters, Cathy Pringle of Ottumwa, Cindy (David) Curtis of Ottumwa and Kelly (Mark) Fitzsimmons of Red Wing, Minn. Bud also leaves behind a dear friend, Leda McAdams of Delta; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Connie Pringle; his son, Daniel Pringle; two brothers, Joseph and James Pringle; and a sister, Frances Pringle.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery at What Cheer.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today with family present from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Serenity House Hospice in Oskaloosa or to What Cheer Fire & Rescue.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at

Text Only
  • 0419 OTT obit Jo-Ann Behnken -T -L -M Jo-Ann Behnken COLESBURG -- Jo-Ann Joyce Behnken, 81, of Colesburg, died on April 17, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1932, in West Union, the daughter of Gilbert and Edith (Bartels) Stockman. Jo-Ann was raised and educated in the

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • June Donnelly OTTUMWA — June M. Donnelly, 92, of Ottumwa, died at 2 a.m. April 18, 2014, at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in Des Moines. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Connie Ford OSKALOOSA — Connie E. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, died April 16, 2014, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. As was Connie’s wish, she has been cremated, and no visitation or services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Ford family. A

    April 18, 2014

  • Douglas Ives BIRMINGHAM — Douglas W. Ives, 60, of Jackson, Ala., formerly of Birmingham, died April 13, 2014, in Jackson. His body has been cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Birmingham United Methodist Church; Rev. Herb Shafer of

    April 18, 2014

  • Dennis Gwinnup KEOSAUQUA — Dennis Ray (Butch) Gwinnup died April 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by friends and family. A memorial service will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Dennis’s home, located at 22534 Robin Ave., Keosauqua, Iowa 52565. Memorials and cards may

    April 18, 2014

  • Wallace Davolt CENTERVILLE — Wallace “Junior” Davolt, 88, of Centerville, died April 16, 2014, at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville; Pastor Gerald Campbell of

    April 17, 2014

  • Ernest Wissler FREMONT — Ernest E. Wissler Jr., 77, of Fremont, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. Ernest was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Des Moines, the son of Ernest and Frances Crawford Wissler Sr. He

    April 17, 2014

  • Mary Collins FAIRFIELD — Mary J. Collins, 89, of Fairfield, died April 16, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield; Father Nick Adam officiating. Interment will be at the Rock Island Nat

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT obit Delbert Fleig photo -T -L -M Delbert Fleig RICHLAND — Delbert Ross Fleig, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Richland, went home to meet Jesus on April 16, 2014, at Henry County Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Cremation will

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT obit Ruth Smith photo -T -L -M Ruth Smith BLOOMFIELD — Ruth Ailene Smith, 85, of rural Bloomfield, passed away April 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born May 28, 1928, in Moulton to Ward and Etha Hurd Daniels. She graduated from Moulton High S

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

AP National