Dale Spiegelhoff, 78, Green Bay, died Jan. 25, 2012. He was born June 18, 1933, in Burlington, to the late Clement and Florence (Herda) Spiegelhoff.

He served in the U.S. Army. He married Nancy Mares on Dec. 27, 1958. He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

On Nov. 20, 1982, he married Patricia DeGroot. He taught history, English and Latin in the Shawano School District. He ran an independent Sears Catalogue store in Shawano. He excelled as an award winning World Book Encyclopedia salesman, moving from representative to district manager to division manager. He retired from World Book. He was a gifted and lucky card player, especially cribbage. He loved international travel.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; children and their spouses, Matthew Spiegelhoff, Mark and Sue Spiegelhoff, Luke and Gail Spiegelhoff, Jana and Darren Harrington, John and Jill Spiegelhoff, Jill and Scott Emerich; grandchildren, Shanti, Nicholas, Ashley, Faith, Bailey, Blake, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Jarrod, Michael, Ryan; his children’s mother, Nancy Spiegelhoff; his brothers and sister and spouses, Donald and Joyce Spiegelhoff, Norman and Eddie Spiegelhoff, Rita and Randy Frye; his sisters-in-law, Lois Spiegelhoff, Elena Spiegelhoff; a brother-in-law, Michael (Judith) DeGroot; a sister-in-law, Mary (Dan) VerHaag; a brother-in-law, Paul (Sue) DeGroot; nieces and nephews.

He was further preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Richard Spiegelhoff.

Visitation is Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m., until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Road, Green Bay. The Revs. Ron Belitz and John VanDeuren will nofficiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Stiles. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Well-wishers can go to

A memorial fund has been established in Dale’s name.

The family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Unity Hospice and Bornemann Nursing Home for their fantastic care.


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  1. Lylas and Terry Dequaine

    Pat and family

    We were so sorry to see that Dale had passed away. I remember you and him in the choir and his straight and tall posture. Such a friendly guy he was. It was a loss when you left the community. We send you all our thoughts and prayer Pat and hope your hurt soon goes away. I lost my mother also last May and think about her every day. Take care Pat love you

    Lylas and Terry Dequaine