LAKE CITY – Gerald Dial, 88 died Friday, December 6, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Lake City Union Church in Lake City with Rev. Beth Harbaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Lake City American Legion Post #31 and V.F.W. Post #1899. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

Gerald is survived by his wife Alice Ann of Lake City, children Dwight (Jane) Dial of Lake City, Neil (Paula) Dial of Sacramento, CA, Scott (Jan) Dial of Stroud, OK, Todd (Melanie) Dial of Shenandoah, IA, and Heidi (John) Lazinski of Hilton Head, SC, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, brother Barney (Pam) Dial of Lake City, sisters Arlene Tasler of Omaha, NE, Rita Dial, June McCaulley and Judy (Jim) Zimmerman all of Lake City. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Jerome and Lynn Dial, brothers Merle and Beryl Dial, and sister Velma.

Gerald Dean Dial was born on July 27, 1925 at home in Lohrville, Iowa to Dean and Lydia (Ritter) Dial. After graduating from Lohrville High School, Gerald enlisted in the Army Air Corps continuing a long and proud history of military service from the Dial family, past and present. On June 10, 1945 Gerald married Alice Ann Runquist in Lohrville and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Gerald was a member of the Lake City Union Church and Lake City American Legion Post #31.

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