Lawrence Dale Belshe, 83, of Macon, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon.
Dale was born on April 4, 1935, in Hannibal, the son of Lawrence and Letha (McClure) Belshe. He graduated from Hannibal High School in 1952 and then joined the Missouri National Guard. He joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol in August 1958 and served for 36 years. On June 18 1966, he was united in marriage to Carol Jean Scheiderer.
Dale was active in the local 4-H, Band Boosters, Zion Lutheran Church, Sheltered Workshop, Macon Ambulance Board and the Flywheel Club. He enjoyed gardening, mowing, antique cars, coaching his kids, and most of all being a Dad and Grandpa. Family, friends and faith meant the most to him. He was always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need. He never knew a stranger and always had a story to tell. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his five children: Julie Jaramillo and husband Ron of St. Louis, Kristie Rector and husband Larry of Lenexa, Kan., Sherrie Propeck and husband Doug of Leawood Kan., Laurie Silvey and husband Mike of Olathe, Kan. and Tammie Belshe of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Jake and Megan Propeck, Hunter, Max, and Carlie Silvey, Tim Patrick Dippold and Erin Nguyen; and two great-granddaughters; one sister, Carol Broemmer of Camdenton; several cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol on March 8, 2008; and an infant son.
Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Macon with Pastor Kohn officiating. Burial will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery north of Macon. The family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church.