William Dale Schamel, 77, formerly of Salem, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem.
A native of Greenville, he was a Navy veteran of World War II, a retired foreman for Indiana Gas Co., where he worked 39 years, and a member of Community of Christ Church in Byrneville.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Lynn Harl; a son, Jerry Brent Schamel, and a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Iris Rae Mosier; three sons, Michael, Mark and Bill Schamel; a daughter, Brenda Sprigler; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
The body was cremated.
Memorial service: Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.