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Dale Dean Ethington, 90, Melbourne

Dale Dean Ethington, 90, of Melbourne, passed away on
Friday, December 1, 2017 at his home.

Per Dale’s request there will be no funeral services
and a private family burial will be held at a later
time. For more information or to send a condolence,
please visit or call 641-844-1234.
Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Dale and
his family.

Dale Ethington was born on March 7, 1927 in State
Center to Alva and Catherine Bernard Ethington. He
graduated from State Center High School in 1944 and
went on to the University of Iowa. Dale served his
country honorably in the United States Navy from July
31, 1944 until his honorable discharge on June 16,
1946. In 1949, Dale was united in marriage to Madonna
Hartwell in Marshalltown. Dale had worked for Sperry
Univac as an electrical engineer.

Dale is preceded in death by his wife Madonna and his
parents Alva and Catherine.

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