Feb. 20, 1949 - July 10, 2007
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jewelldene "Jewell" Rapalee, 58, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Norwalk, Ohio, died July 10, 2007 in her home.
She was born Feb. 20, 1949 in Willard, Ohio to Joseph O. and Anna (Shepherd) Dale and moved to St. Petersburg in 1999.
She was a former member of American Legion Post No. 41, Norwalk, Ohio. She was a secretary for Plumber Pipe Fitter Union Local No. 42 of Norwalk, Ohio. She enjoyed reading and going to the beach.
She is survived by her son, Robert A. Gottwald of Elyria, Ohio; and a daughter and son-in-law, Sara K. and James Brokaw of Sandusky, Ohio; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Doris Dale of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Herman and Donna Dale of Murrysville, Pa. and Leonard and Phyllis Dale of Plymouth, Ohio; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanor and Dennis Stout of Grafton, Ohio, and Joyce and Dave Zellner of Willard, Ohio.
She was preceded by her husband, Louis Clark Rapalee; a brother, William Dale in 2002; and a sister, Joanne Hoffman in 1995.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. Friday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio. Burial will be in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.