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Dale Capshaw

Birth Date: May 10, 1930
Death Date: October 14, 2017

Dale Capshaw, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.
Dale was born on May 10, 1930 to the late John and Mary Elizabeth (Biles) Capshaw in Humboldt Township, IL. He married the love of his life, Beverly Matthews on July 3,1955.
Dale was a machine operator at Mueller Co., retiring after 32 ½ years of service. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Dale was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served our country in the 45th division of the Army. He hauled 105mm howitzer shells for the 45th artillery battalion to the front lines.
Dale leaves behind to cherish his memories; his wife, Beverly Capshaw; daughter, Leah (William) Carroll; grandchildren, Sara (Kenny) Smith and Katie (Aric) Lee; great-grandchildren, Caleb Pasisinic and Michael Smith.
A special thank you to Dr. Sharma, the SIU staff and McKinley Court for the care and compassion he was shown.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Estes and Koran Capshaw; one sister, Irene Woodcock.
Memorials may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 County Place, Springfield, IL, 62703 or to the Macon County Honor Guard, 1535 Legion Dr, Decatur, IL, 62521.
A funeral service to celebrate Dale’s life will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1 Bachrach Court, Decatur, IL 62526, with a visitation the evening before on Wednesday at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm.

The family of Dale Capshaw is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

October 18, 2017
5:00 pm
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Ceremony
October 19, 2017
1:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1 Bachrach Court Decatur, IL 62526
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