Gale E. Griffith, 72, of Desloge, Mo. passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 in NHC Healthcare in Desloge. He was born March 2, 1947 in Taylorville, Ill.
Gale proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and retired after his return home. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Berlin, Ill. and a lifetime member of the DAV and he also enjoyed traveling.
Surviving are his brother, Ron (Sharon) Griffith, Caseyville, Ill.; niece, Tina (Robin) Meier; great nephew, Devon Karaffa; great niece, Marissa Meier and cousin, Michael (Lori) Zeitler. Gale was preceded in death by his mother, Clara (Zeitler) Slater and uncle, Delmar Zeitler.
Graveside services for Gale will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. in Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown, Ill. where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. www.mdfh.com