Dale Kratochvil

Obituary of Dale Charles Kratochvil

Dale Charles Kratochvil, 87, of Greeley passed away in his home on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  He was born in Hays, Kansas to Adolph and Carrie Kratochvil on December 23, 1934. 

He moved with his family to Topeka, Kansas while he was in elementary school.  It was fascinating for him to travel to Topeka on the train as his family didn’t have a car.

Dale graduated from Topeka High School in 1952.  He worked at WIBW Radio and TV while attending classes at Washburn University, Topeka.  He graduated with an accounting degree in 1963.  He continued working at WIBW TV in the accounting department and as a Master Control Engineer.

On August 8, 1965, Dale married Delores Roller in Holton, Kansas.  They lived in Topeka and later, Kansas City before moving to Greeley in March 1974.  As a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greeley, he served on the finance committee for several years.

Most important in Dale’s life was his family.  Through the years, he enjoyed many family get-togethers, trips to the mountains and attending various events and activities for his children and grandchildren.  He was also an avid reader and watched a variety of sports on TV.  Gardening and yardwork were the perfect balance for his job as an accountant.  His kindness, devotion and sense of humor will be remembered by all.

Thankful to have shared his life are his wife, Delores (Dee); daughter, Janice Gibson (Greg); son, Brian Kratochvil, son Keith Kratochvil (Linda); sister, Carolyn Fitzgerald (Jim); grandchildren, Evan Kratochvil (Grace), Leah Gibson, Avery, Hayden, and Griffin Kratochvil.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, and spouses; Evelyn, (Irvin), Mildred, (George), Marcella, (John), and Arlene (Lee); daughter-in-law, Beth Kratochvil.

A Life Celebration Memorial Service for Dale’s life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 2 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Greeley, 917 10th Avenue.  Memorial gifts may be given to First United Methodist Church in Greeley.  Condolences may be given at AdamsonCares.com & flowers can be sent directly to Adamson Life Celebration Home. 

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