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“Eyes on me! Eyes on me!” commanded Jill Whitener, Big Park Community School’s music director.Fifty children shuffled in the cold afternoon breeze and grew quiet. The 40 fourth-graders and 10...

Dale Ehmke

July 17, 1940 — Aug.  2, 2011

Dale F. Ehmke died peacefully, surrounded by family, Aug. 2.

Services will be at Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona, on Saturday Aug. 6. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Service will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Salvation Army; St. Rita’s School for the Deaf in Cincinnati; Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati. Memorials can be made in Ehmke’s name at the church.


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  • Kim B. Planert

    Dale Ehmke, I met Dale when he was vice-president at Graebel Movers in Palatine, Ill. I followed him to Cincinnati, Ohio, where my partner lance Telander and I became the first drivers for Ehmke Moves Inc. Behind Dale's business savvy and leadership we dominated the moving industry for Allied Van Lines in under a year in Cincinnati. The next year we became one of the 5 largest haulers and sellers for Allied Van Lines in the country. Dale became a tennis partner, a "lawyer" for me in a case involving Allied Van Lines and a friend. If I ever had ambitions to start up a business, it would be with Dale at the helm. Your moving family will miss you Dale. Rest in peace with your Heavenly Savior.

  • Don B

    I knew Dale when he lived in Cincinnati and during his transition to Sedona. He was an inspiration and as a man whole loved and nurtured the children of our congregation. Also, he helped many a person, and seemed to have a knack for knowing the difference between giving someone a leg up and propping up someone who wasn't ready to make the climb. I was in the latter group with Dale, and his Christian love was a teaching point for me in many ways.

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