Dale Elwin McCollum, 68, of Nashville, IL, formerly of O’Fallon, IL, born on October 27, 1954, in Bemidji, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.
Dale was the oldest son of Delmar and Edith McCollum (nee Nyhus). After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and remained until he retired in 1995. Dale enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, hunting, boating, waterskiing, traveling, and he was the president of his HOA for 4 years. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Dale especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an exceptional cook, and he loved teaching his grandchildren how to grill.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Edith McCollum (nee Nyhus).
Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Vanessa McCollum of Nashville, IL; three children, Dale E. (Carrie) McCollum II of Minot AFB, ND, Onisha (Tony) Brown of Hernando, MS, and Jamie Gould of Shiloh, IL; three siblings, Marvin (Anne) McCollum of Becida, MN, Randy (Yong Suk) McCollum of Killeen, TX, and Ruth Deshane of Becida, MN; eight grandchildren, Brianna Brown, Paige (Dakota) Lewis, Christian Etienne, Allie (Slade) Bales, Wilhemina Nemeth, Joshua Brown, Joseph McCollum, and Tierstyn Rogers; one great-grandchild, Emmett McCollum; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held after the new year.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home, O’Fallon, IL.