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Dale R. Mahan

May 12, 1956 — June 1, 2023

Dale R. Mahan, 67, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, June 1st, 2023, at his home.

He was born May 12, 1956 in Taylorville, to Kenneth and Freda (Hunt) Mahan. He was preceded in death by his father.

He married Debra Heiple on August 31, 1985, and she survives. Also surviving are his children Lauren (Matt) Oppliger of Lake Saint Louis, Mo., and Drew (Marissa) Mahan of Chatham, a grandson, Ford Mahan, who is due to arrive on July 3, his mother Freda Mahan of Taylorville, brothers Jon (Marcia) Mahan of Taylorville and Lance (Sheila) Mahan of Paducah, Ky., and his beloved dog Brody.

Dale served in the United States Navy for 6 years. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 32 years. Dale was an all-around good man who always put his family first. He had a special talent for repairing just about anything and especially liked working on computers and electronics. He enjoyed online gaming, traveling and relaxing at home on the backyard deck.

A private burial will take place at Rochester Cemetery.


  1. Mary Bredemeyer Price on June 1, 2023 at 6:45 pm


    Dale will forever be in your heart. Lifting you and your family up in prayer that you will be comforted during this time.

    Mary Bredemeyer Price

  2. Bob Pipp on June 2, 2023 at 7:36 am

    Worked with Dale for 30 years at the Post Office. Great guy. Was quick to lend a hand at work or help with a problem with your computer or whatever. He will surely be missed.

  3. Harold Wilson Family on June 2, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    God bless your family.

    Psalm 34:18
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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