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Interested in becoming a member of the Illinois Holstein Association, download our membership application here! You can digitally fill the form out, print, then mail along with your dues to secretary Carol Jones.
Illini Futures Catalog now available!
The 2013 Illini Future Sale will be held December 5, beginning at 2:00 pm with a reception followed with the sale promptly starting at 3:30 pm in O'Fallon, Ill. For more information or to view the catalog, click HERE.
Long-time Holstein member passes away
Dale Schaufelberger age 89 of east of Greenville, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Greenville First Christian Church with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Greenville First Christian Church. For those who desire memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or to the American farm Heritage Museum at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home or at the Church.
Melvin Dale Schaufelberger, the son of Edward Charles Schaufelberger and Nellie Katherine Goodson Schaufelberger, was born on May 19, 1924 on a farm south of Greenville in Mills Township. At the age of six the family moved to the Schaufelberger farm North of the Greenville City Park where Dale grew up and attended the Chapel Hill one room school and graduated from Greenville High School in 1943.
Dale and Oleta L. Ennen were united in marriage on October 15, 1944 at the Ennen home and enjoyed one day short of 69 years together. Oleta survives as do three of their four children: Judith A. (Edward) McMillan of North of Greenville, Ronald D. (Karen) Schaufelberger of North of Greenville, and Boyd E. (Sandra) Schaufelberger of North of Greenville, 7 grandchildren: Ronda (Chris) Szymanski, Emily (Steve) Laesch, David Schaufelberger, Kyle (Jodi) McMillan, Kelly (Brian) McComb, Erin (Kris) Davis, Amy Schaufelberger and 7 great-grandchildren: Joshua Laesch, Rebecca Laesch, Samuel Burgmann, Lauren McMillan, Claire McComb, Kendall McComb, and Lydia Davis. Dale is also survived by three sisters: Joyce E. Dierkes of North of Greenville, Cleda M. Harwood of rural Hillsboro, and Ruth (Donald) Barnett of Sorento.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents, his son Gary Edward Schaufelberger at birth, his sister Nellie Mae Schaufelberger age 3 months, his brothers Warren E. Schaufelberger and Howard L. Schaufelberger, and half sister Edith Hammer.
Dale and Oleta farmed, then purchased their farm north of Greenville in 1950. They farmed there until Dale became the Sales and Marketing Product Manager for Mid America Dairymen in 1978 moving to Willard, MO. They returned to Greenville in 1990 and purchased their home East of Greenville.
Dale was a 4 H leader for over 27 years helping the rural youth of the area, was on the Bond County School Board for 17 years, fourteen years as president, a member of the Bond County Fair Board, in the mid-1950's Dale was the Illinois State Plowing Contest Winner, a member of the Greenville FFA Alumni Association, a Bond County Farm Bureau Member, a member of the Square Deal Milk Producer's from 1955-1968 serving as their President during those years. Dale was the Chairman of the St. Louis District of Mid America Dairymen from 1968 until 1978, also serving on the Corporate Board of Directors of Mid Am, a member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club where he served as Secretary, Vice President, President, and Lieutenant Governor for 2 terms, and a Charter Member of the American Farm Heritage Museum where he was the Director of Development on their board. Dale was a faithful member of the Greenville First Christian Church where he served as Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher.
Read the Fall 2013 Illinois Holstein Herald
A digital copy of the Fall 2013 Illinois Holstein Herald and Midwest Holsteins magazine is now available! Click HERE to view it digitally.
Senior Holstein Convention Registration Available
The Senior Holstein Convention will be held December 5-6, 2013, in O'Fallon, Ill. Hosted by the Clinton County Holstein Club, registrations are due by November 15. Registrations can be filled out and printed HERE then mailed to Jill Harre along with registration fees. For more information, click HERE.
A new section to the website has also been added. Check out the Forms section for important forms and information from the Illinois Holstein Association!