Adrian Daily Telegram, Saturday, February 16, 2008, pg 2A
Charles ‘Dale’ Ikle Obit
ADRIAN — Charles “Dale” Ikle, age 84, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Dale was born to Charles J. and Elizabeth (Moore) Ikle on Dec. 27, 1923, in Palmyra, Mich. He married Mary Helen Tode on June 23, 1945. He later married Genevieve Boyd on Sept. 22, 1973; she preceded him in death.
He graduated from Adrian High School and Cleary College. Upon graduation from college, he was employed by a public accounting firm in Jackson, Mich., where he served his apprenticeship. He then relocated back to Adrian where he was self-employed as a Certified Public Accountant in Adrian for more than 30 years. Upon retiring, he worked for the Douglas Shierson Racing Team. He had a passion for standard bred horse racing, owning several racehorses in the past.
Dale was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps for 2 1/2 years; he served as a navigator on a B-24, “Blue H for How” Go-Ta-Ha-It, during World War II. Mr. Ikle’s plane was shot down over Austria on Nov. 22, 1944. He was a MIA and later a POW in German prison camps, both in Moosburg and Nuremburg, for six months, being liberated on April 28, 1945.
Dale was a member of the Moose International, a longtime member of the Michigan and Lenawee County Harness Horseman’s Associations and 460th Bomb Group Association.
He is survived by three children, Gregory (Freida) Ikle of Adrian, Mary Louise (James) Harden of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Christine (Thomas) Jackson of Powell, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Mary (Ken) Ashenfelter of Adrian, Musa (Larry) Hall, and stepson-in-law, Bruce Maxson, both of Grass Lake, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Frances and Arvilla Ikle, and Agnes Crowe; brother Frederick Ikle; and stepdaughter, Jamie Maxson.
Memorial services for Dale will be Monday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Wagley Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 18, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions in memory of Dale may be made to Lenawee Humane Society or the Veterans’ Hospital in Ann Arbor. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.