GARNER - Dale Poncin, 84, of Garner died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 13th at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior to services.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Dale Poncin, the son of Victor and Mae (Patterson) Poncin, was born March 19, 1929 at Webster City. He attended school at Dows. Dale served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. On June 18, 1961 he married Beulah Matz. They lived all of their married life in Garner. Dale was employed at Ziesmer Livestock Transportation for twenty-five years and Herman Buns Construction. He also drove taxi for Prairie View Apartments in Garner until 2012. He enjoyed spending time with his family and camping.
He was a member of the Edwin Jante VFW Post 5515 in Garner.
Dale is survived by his wife, Beulah Poncin of Garner; six children, Julie Highley of Garner, Rick Poncin of Texas, Deb (Kenny) Beenken of Belmond, Annette (Jim) Sexton of Lake Mills, Victoria (Neal) Lambert of Nora Springs and Marsha Ray (Scott) Kussero of Steamboat Rock; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Travis (Stacey) Highley and their daughter, Kayden, Felicia (Tony) Ingle and their two children, Noah and Aaliyah, Lucas (Kate) Beenken, Elyse Beenken (special friend, Travis Hughes), Amanda (Dan) Fjeld and their four children, John, Luke, Megan and James, Steve Potter and his daughter, Natalie, Cole Sonius, Jesse Lambert and Dakota Lambert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Fjeld.