Rev. Dale Trimberger

Posted 10/21/21

CHRISMAN — The Reverend Dale H. Trimberger, of rural Chrisman, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family with assistance from Haven Hospice. His death came …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail or username
Password
Log in

Rev. Dale Trimberger

Posted

CHRISMAN — The Reverend Dale H. Trimberger, of rural Chrisman, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family with assistance from Haven Hospice. His death came after a four-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.

A private by invitation only family celebration of life service is 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Krabel Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home.

Rev. Trimberger was born Oct. 15, 1940, at Granton, Wis., the son of Hugo and Minnie Buddinger Trimberger. He was married to Karen Jo nee Hack on Sept. 22, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton, by the Rev. L. Schreiber.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years. The couple was blessed with two children. Their son, Joel (Kimberly) Trimberger of Fort Mill, S.C., and their daughter, Ann (Mel) Titus of rural Chrisman, who survive him. He is also survived by one sister, Elaine Trimberger, of Kaukauna, Wis.

Rev. Trimberger attended Zion Lutheran Grade School and Granton Public High School, graduating in 1958. He enrolled at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., and transferred to Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Ind., receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962.

In that same year, 1962, he enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield. He graduated from the Seminary in 1966 receiving a Master of Divinity after serving a one-year internship in the inner city of Rochester, N.Y.

He had varied and exciting ministries in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod including the following: instructor in theology at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich.; parish pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Poy Sippi, Wis.; hospital chaplain at both St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., and Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.; director of Southeast Missouri Lutheran Family and Children’s Services in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Director of Pastoral Care at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ind.

During their retirement years, Rev. and Mrs. Trimberger lived in Lake Ozark, Mo., Paris, Fort Mill, S.C., and in Chrisman. They were able to live in close proximity to their children for the most part and enjoyed those experiences.

 Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and School of Danville or to Lutheran Indian Ministries of Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Online condolences at krabelfuneralhome.com.