Funeral services for Dale J. Jindra age 87 of West Point, NE will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Point, NE with Pastor John Gierke officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE and will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Dale Joseph Jindra of West Point, NE passed away Thursday, December 29th, at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point. He was born September 15, 1935 in Schuyler, NE to Joseph and Kalixta (Teply) Jindra. He grew up in Clarkson, NE, and attended Clarkson Public Schools. In high school, Dale played on the basketball team and played trombone in the band. He was also in the Boy Scouts. Dale graduated from Clarkson High School in 1953.
Dale graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1957. He then served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. Following his military service, he taught school in Uehling, NE and Beemer, NE. Dale left teaching to begin a long career as an agent in the insurance industry. He owned and operated an insurance agency in Wisner and later moved the business to West Point. In 1991, he sold the agency. Dale remained in the insurance business, working at an agency in Norfolk until his retirement in 2015 at age 80.
Dale married Jeanne Ellingson in 1962. They raised three children, Dean, Cheryl, and David, and later divorced. In 1983, Dale married Nadine Nottlemann. Dale and Nadine were happily married for 39 years at the time of his passing.
Dale loved going to polka dances in the area and traveling to polka festivals in other states with Nadine and friends. He was big Nebraska football fan and a long-time Husker season ticket holder. Dale and Nadine enjoyed traveling to away games with groups of friends. He liked to watch baseball and was a life-long fan of the St Louis Cardinals.
As his children grew, Dale was active in his church, including serving on the council and as a lector. He was also a member of the West Point Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, and Optimist Club.
Dale is survived by his wife Nadine and children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Dean (Susan) Jindra of Papillion, NE and family
Sally and Henry Jindra
Cheryl (Rick) Guenther of West Point and family
Patty (Troy) Pribnow and children
Bryn and Treycen
Stephanie (Matt) Tulsie and children
Adley and Braxton
Jonathan (Megan) Guenther
David (Wendy) Jindra of Litchfield Park, AZ
Roger Nottlemann (Anne Breitkreutz) of Fort Calhoun, NE and family
Westin, Tilden, and Sutton Nottlemann
Tom (Jennifer) Nottlemann of Lincoln, NE and family
Jared (Briahtia) Nottlemann
Lindsay and Grant Nottlemann
Dale is also survived by brother-in-law, Dr. Martin Lohff, and sisters-in-law, Arlene Wilke, Leanna (Vernon) Munderloh, and Doris (Kenneth) Osten.
Preceding Dale to Heaven were his parents, brother Glenn, and sister Lenice Lohff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the American Veterans Park in West Point.