O. (Orlen) Dale Foltz
Born: September 21, 1922 - Topeka, Kansas
Died: January 31, 2017 – Lincoln, Nebraska
Religious Affiliation: Christian/Member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian
January 31st of this year, at 94 years young, Dale Foltz was called to rest in
his forever home in Heaven! He joins his dear wife, June, of 59
years who preceded him in death in June of 2005. Dale is the son of
Jessie Burbank Foltz and Neven Martin Foltz of Wakarusa, Kansas where he spent
the early formative years of life with his wonderful siblings, Georgia Foltz
Eberhart, Martin Foltz, and Helen Foltz McClenahan each of whom preceded him in
death. Beloved brother Eugene (“G.B”) Foltz, the youngest of the Foltz
children resides in Topeka, Kansas where he enjoys being an active member of the
Dale attended grade school in Wakarusa and then attended and graduated from
Highland Park High School in Topeka. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
(now the Air Force) during WWII as a Bombardier-Navigator. Upon completion
of his service he entered Washburn University graduating with a BA, LLB and JD
degrees. While working in Topeka and attending college he met the
love of his life, June Richards. They married in June of 1946 and soon
after his studies were complete they moved to Lincoln Nebraska in the fall of
1950 were Dale accepted an employment opportunity with a privately owned
insurance company, Standard Reliance that eventually became part of Allied
Mutual of Des Moines, IA and subsequently purchased by Nationwide.
He retired from Allied in 1988 at the age of 65.
Lincoln is where Dale and June made their future life and eventually had
children – daughter Nancy Foltz, who lives in Cleveland, OH with her husband
Alan Czarnecki and son Daniel Martin Foltz who resides in Seattle, WA with his
wife Paula Minton Foltz. As a volunteer Dale served on some boards in the
Lincoln community including the Lincoln Food Bank, Cornhusker Scout Council, The
Nebraska Safety Council and the Legion Club. For a few years he served as a
court appointed Guardian Ad Litem for Senior Citizens. He served in
various capacities for his church as well as volunteered at the County City
Building and the State Capitol Building weekly as well as the State of Nebraska
and the Lincoln City Police. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and The
Shriners for over 60 years.
Friends and family will miss Dale’s humor, spirit, and generosity.
Please join the family for a celebration of life ceremony Friday, May 12th at
11:00 AM at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 8300 E. Pointe Road
(just off of 84th Street) in Lincoln. The family will look forward
to greeting you! Donations can be made to the Sesostris Shrine
Transportation Fund for Shriners Hospitals for Children.