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O. Dale Grills

Alton | Saturday, May 8 2010

O. Dale Grills, age 80, passed away at 1:50 pm, May 8, 2010 at Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, MO. He was born on March 18, 1930, in Alton, IL to Arlie and Sylvia (Emery) Grills.


Dale married Fern Roberts on February 18, 1950 in Cottage Hills, IL. She survives.


Mr. Grills served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was an Alton Police Officer for more than 22 years; he was in security at St. Louis Support Center in Granite City for 5 years, he also was in security for McDonnell- Douglas for 3 years, he owned and operated Dale’s Welding Shop and Radiator Repairs in Alton. He was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge # 25 AFAM.


He is survived by his wife, one daughter and her spouse, Judy and Eric Norman of Wentzville, MO; one son and his wife Dr. Jeffery and Heather Grills of Joplin, MO; five grandchildren Christopher Grills, Margaret Grills, Dylan, Delaney and Dayton Norman and one sister Geraldine Dunn of Brighton, IL.


His parents, one brother Calvin Grills, and one grandson Kenyon Norman preceded him in death.


Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday May 12, 2010 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton IL, with funeral service Thursday May 13, 2010 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Dr. Jeffrey Grills officiating.


Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL.  Memorials may be directed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for cripple Children.


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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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