Dale Alexander Kingseed
Dale Alexander Kingseed, 91, Kokomo, was called home on Oct. 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born June 25, 1928, to Ralph Alexander and Mildred (Landrum) Kingseed. He grew up with his younger brother, Max, on the farm in Plevna, Indiana. Dale went on to marry the love of his life, Grace Marie Poppas, on March 2, 1951, in Kokomo.
Dale graduated from Greentown High School in 1946. He graduated from Purdue University in 1950, with a bachelor of science degree in physical education and mathematics. Galveston High School was lucky to have him teach math from September 1950 to November 1951. Dale was then called to proudly serve his country as a Marine in Korea, from November 1951 to November 1953. During his service, he was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal for his "honor, initiative, loyalty, and high example to comrades in arms." At the end of his military career, he achieved the rank of captain. As an honor for his service, Dale and his son, Kurt, had the extraordinary opportunity to join other Veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2015. After returning from Korea, Dale worked for Haynes International, in Kokomo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Santa Fe, California, for over 40 years.
Dale was a good athlete. Anything he played, he played well, and was very competitive in basketball, baseball, softball, bowling, golf- just to name a few. He was named to the Lions Club District 25-D Silver Anniversary Basketball Team. This team also included Mr. Basketball from 1946, Johnny Wilson. Bridge, euchre, gin, cribbage- whatever the card game, Dale would join in and play. Dale liked to talk, banter, and analyze the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Colts, and Purdue Boilermakers with anyone who would listen.
Dale was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on numerous leadership committees. He was on the board of directors for the Howard County Guidance Center. Dale was president of the Y's Men's Club. He was a member of the Selective Service.
Dale served on the Bona Vista Board in several capacities through the years. Bona Vista has served our family and many others in the community, and we are proud of his involvement. Dale was a member of the Kokomo Country Club, where he served on the board and as president.
If you drove by Dale and Grace's home, you very well might see him working out in their yard. One of his passions was gardening. He took a lot of pride in his yard, flowers, and vegetable garden.
Dale had a beautiful relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and was honored to serve him daily. He led all of us by his example and we are forever grateful.
Dale is survived by his wife, Grace; children, Kurt Edward Kingseed (Lisa), Jeffery Todd Kingseed, Elizabeth Kingseed Waters (Steve). He is also survived by many grandchildren he adored, Lauren Elizabeth Kingseed (Michael Probst), Drew Alexander Kingseed, Katelyn Elise Ward (Ryan), Emily Grace Waters, Meghan Elizabeth Waters, Michael Hinkle (Elessa), and Alex Davies (Kyle). In addition, Dale was able to know and love his great-grandchildren, Miles, Finlee, and Griffin Hinkle, Elise Probst, and Palmer Alexander Ward.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mildred Kingseed, and his brother, Max Kingseed.
The Kingseed family would like to express their love and gratitude to the doctors, nursing staff, and Hospice at St. Vincent - Kokomo for the excellent care he received. A special thank you to Drs. Spoljaric and Fascista from St. Vincent Hospital, plus Julie Maggard, R.N., and team from St. Vincent's Hospice, for treating Dale with the respect and dignity of which he was so deserving. The family also has a deep appreciation for the fourth floor nursing staff and the tender loving care they provided all of us. Thanks to Michelle, Brieanne, Mitsy, Brook, Barb, and many others
A celebration of Dale's life will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo, IN 46901. The service will be officiated by Pastor Brian Cook. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Military Rites Team. You are invited to visit with the Kingseed family at the church on Monday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. You may also visit with the family one hour prior to the church service on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dale's memory to Grace United Methodist Church or St. Vincent Hospice, 311 Berkley Road, Kokomo, IN 46901. To leave memories and condolences, please visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on October 4, 2019


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Jan Hinkle
Oct 08, 2019
Kurt and Lisa, please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. We're never ready to let go of our parents. Prayers are lifted for you and your family.
David and Judy Cotterman
Oct 08, 2019
We will always remember is great smile and kindness at the bridge table.
Rev. Chris and Virginia Madison
Oct 08, 2019
We were greatly saddened to hear of Dale's passing. He was a bright light when we served at Kokomo Grace. He made a difference everywhere he went. All of you are in our prayers.
Pam Richard
Oct 06, 2019
Deepest Sympathy!
Don and Debbie Smith
Oct 06, 2019
Dale was a special man who always displayed such a positive outlook and persona. We will always remember him by his nickname, "Don Dale Kingseed," earned from his phone call introductions when Kurt and I shared an apartment together after college. When I would pick up the phone, Dale would always respond to my "hello" with "Don, Dale Kingseed." Don Dale Kingseed will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kingseed family and friends.
Oct 05, 2019
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Michael Miller
Oct 05, 2019
Florist Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Dale Alexander Kingseed by Michael Miller.  Send flowers
Prudie Harnish
Oct 05, 2019
My mother, Dorothy Wilkinson, was on the original board of Bona Vista with Mr. Kingseed. She thought very highly of him, especially his kindness.