Dale V. Ragus, 92, was born into eternal life, 5:40 pm, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born into earthly life on August 29, 1927 in Wood River, the youngest of seven children of Lawrence E. and Margretta L. (Hedd) Ragus.
A World War II navy veteran,enlisting July 25, 1945, he retired a shift foreman in 1982 from Standard Oil (AMOCO) after 36 years.
Dale was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Wood River, East Alton and Wood River American Legion Posts, Ducks Unlimited, Wood River Moose Lodge and Migratory Water Foul Hunters. He served many years as a Madison County Election Judge in the Wood River Precincts.
On February 21, 1947 in Wood River, he married Betty May McGough. Married 52 years, she died January 10, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Ronald (Angie) Ragus of Godfrey; daughters, Roxanne (Greg) Goode of Kalispell, MT, Arlene Gaskins of Moro; and grandson, Brett Goode.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Everett, Vernon and Orville Ragus; and sisters, Laura Mae Curtis, Ruth Cole, Delores Ragus; and son-in-law, Al Gaskins.
Private visitation and service will be held Tuesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Reverend Tom Plogue will officiate.
Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Wood River, 300 E. Lorena Ave, Wood River, IL 62095.