Dale Richard McLeland


Private inurnment at
Maple Grove Cemetery.


Scotland County Cancer Fund
Maple Grove Cemetery
Donor's Choice

{Sept. 8, 1943 - March 1, 2019}

Dale Richard McLeland, 75, of Arbela, Missouri, died Friday, March 1, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri. Dale was born September 8, 1943 in Scotland County, Missouri, to Craig and Marguerite Jones McLeland. When he was three years old, his family moved to Cantril, Iowa, where he received his elementary education. After the family returned to Scotland County in 1957, Dale attended Memphis High School, graduating with the Class of 1961. He was a member of the FFA during his high school years.

After high school, Dale attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent most of his working years as a mechanic and welder. He was employed at Mid-States in Milton, Iowa forover twenty-five years.

In his younger days, Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, muzzle loading, and camping at black powder events. He was a former member of the Indian Creek Muzzleloaders and a life member of NRA. He enjoyed gardening, collecting knives, cookbooks, cast iron cookware, and John Deere memorabilia. He was a member of the Fox Valley Two-Cylinder Club. He was currently a member of the Arbela Town Council and had served several terms on the board.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Marion Aylward.

He is survived by his sister, Joanne Aylward, of Arbela; nephew, Michael Aylward of Arbela; niece, Ellen Aylward, of Memphis; and numerous cousins.

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  1. Joanne; Mike & Ellen;

    Our sympathy on Dale’s passing. He was such a good neighbor to the folks – always helping with their broken lawn mowers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Jack, Darlne & Shelly Chapmane & Shelly Chapmanarlene Chapman on March 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm
  2. eWe are so sorry for your loss, Joanne, Mike & Ellen

    Comment by Vickie Hilpert on March 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm
  3. Sorry for your loss. Dale was one of my High School classmates.. Sorry to see him go.

    Comment by Richard & Joella Billups on March 4, 2019 at 6:57 pm
  4. Dale was one of my classmate, so sorry to see him go. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

    Comment by Richard & Joella Billups on March 4, 2019 at 7:01 pm
  5. So sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Bill & Deb (Ferguson) Herring on March 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm
  6. Dale was such a kind man. I really enjoyed listening to his stories and hearing about his life. I was blessed to call him. a friend.

    Comment by Heather Martin on March 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm

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