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Dale M. Etheridge

Posted: Friday, Jul 19th, 2013

Dale M. Etheridge
ROCK FALLS - Dale M. "Mike" Etheridge, 81, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 11 a.m., in the United First Church in Amboy, with the Rev. Charles Jeanblanc, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Amboy American Legion. Visitation will be held on Monday from 9 until 11 a.m., in the church.

Mr. Etheridge was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Amboy, the son of Lyle and Florine (Wheaton) Etheridge. He married Ann Farley at St. Patrick Church in Amboy on Oct. 25, 1952. In their 62 years of marriage, they never failed to kiss each other hello or good-bye.

Survivors include his wife, Ann of Rock Falls; children Connie (Dave) Woodhurst of Rock Falls, Sue Matera of Sterling, Mike (Max) Etheridge of La Quinta, Calif., Steve (Sherry) Etheridge of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Sherry Law of Rock Falls; seven grandchildren, Adrian Roberts, Brian Etheridge, Eric Matera, Ondrea Brady, Tyler Law, Rabecca Woodhurst, and Megan Dillon; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted Etheridge of Amboy and Kerm Etheridge of Sheridan; one sister, Joan Etheridge of West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Virgil Dewey; grandson Jeremy Etheridge; two sisters, Helen and Hazel; two sons-in-law, Floyd Matera and Fred Roberts.

He had worked for RB & W Plating Co., in Rock Falls for many years prior to his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and gardener.

He was a Veteran of the Army during the Korean War.

A memorial has been established.

Funeral arrangements by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.

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