Dale L. Belongia Sr.

Dale Lee Belongia Sr., 84, passed away early Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Bay Harbor Assisted Living in Suamico. He was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Shawano, the youngest of 12 children, to the late Fred and Mathilda (Collard) Belongia Sr.

Dale enlisted in the United States Army in 1953, where he served in Korea. In 1962, Dale was united in marriage to Mary Seehafer; the couple was blessed with four children: Rhonda, Dale, Nick and Steve. Dale was a member of the Shawano AMVETS, along with Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Dale is survived by his wife, Mary Belongia, of Green Bay; a daughter, Rhonda (Lawrence “Tex”) Fouts, of Sheboygan Falls; three sons, Dale (Tammy) Belongia II, of Bonduel, Nick Belongia, of New London, and Steve (Rachelle) Belongia, of Kewaunee; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Mathilda Belongia, eight brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel. Military honors will be conducted by the Shawano AMVETS Post 10. Inurnment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Lakeland Care, Heartland Hospice and Bay Harbor Assisted Living for the outstanding care and kindness given to Dale and the family over the past several years.