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Dale Edward Wingo

December 2, 1949 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 72)


Dale Edward Wingo, age 72, of Benton, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, at his home.

His wishes are to be cremated. Private Family Celebration of Life services will be held at a future date.

Cremation arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Dale was born on December 2, 1949, in Christopher, Illinois; the son of Harry Wingo and Ethel (Eckels) Wingo. He married the former Ethel Diania (Ison) Braden on June 10, 2007, and she survives.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received a Bronze Star Medal and 2 Army Commendation Medals.

He was a retired coal miner having last worked at Old Ben #24. He was a proud member of the U.M.W.A.

Dale loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, and riding horses.

He is survived by his loving wife Diania Wingo of Benton; two sons: Jeff Wingo and wife Melissa of Bonnie, IL, John Wingo and wife Trisha of Johnston City, IL; three step-children: Adam Braden and wife Kimberly of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Lori Braden of Knoxville, TN, Christopher Braden of Houma, LA; twelve grandchildren: Dala Wingo, Breana Wingo, Kassi Ing, Kelsi Wingo, Kali Wagers, Allison Baker, Alec Wingo, Daniel Braden, Shai Austin, Michaela Austin, Tressa McCosker, Asher Braden; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren: David Wingo and Jennifer Braden; three brothers: Harry Donald Wingo, Arnold Wingo, Nolan Wingo; a sister Arlene Michelletto.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dale Edward Wingo, may be made to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home.

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