Harley L. Dallege
Harley L. Dallege, 94, from Marion, formerly Tipton, passed away Thursday, Aug.
11, 2022, after a brief stay at Hiawatha Care Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1927, on the family farm near Rochester to Vance Oral and Nellie Mae (Buckman) Dallege. He attended a country school through eighth grade, enlisted in the Navy at 17 serving on Guam and
Kwajalein. He married Rosemary Louise Ebers on
March 27, 1949. They were proud parents to Carma (John) Link, Carla (Darwin) Schminke, and Craig (Jean) Dallege. He farmed 200 acres near Tipton prior to retirement in Clarence. Harley was president of the Clarence Cooperative for nine years and a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. He and Rosemary loved to dance and enjoyed RV camping with family and friends. They built their first camper on the bed of a pick-up truck. Harley was an extremely skilled craftsman having renovated the farmhouse and assisted in the building of a new home in Clarence with brother Darrell and other family members. Family was the center of his life.
He was the seventh of eight children and was pre-deceased by Lester, Leo, Edna, Floyd, Clara, Frances and Darrell. In 1993, he was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Rosemary, after 44 years of marriage.
He is survived by his children; grandchildren, Jeremy (Judy) Link, Danielle (Sean) Lafferty, Shawn (Alicia) Schminke, Nick (Maleigha) Dallege and Jake Dallege; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alyssa Link, Katie and Molly Lafferty; sisters-in-law, Florence Dallege, Ruth Hormann and Arla Mae Ebers, numerous nieces and nephews; current wife of 27 years, Delores (Remington), and her adult children, Randy, Marla, Lori and Scott as well as their families.
Harley and Dee enjoyed annual “snowbird” trips to their Arizona home, travels both domestic and abroad, playing cards and pool with family.
Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence. Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with the service and burial to follow. Lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family on the Chapman Funeral Home website at www.chapmanfh.com.