LINCOLN -- Wismer, M. Dale, "Wiz", 86, Lincoln, died Thursday May 22, 2008.
Dale was born in Benedict, Neb., Dec. 7, 1921, to Otis John and Ann Mary (Pillard) Wismer. He was a School Teacher/Coach, in McCook, Los Alamos, N.M., and Lincoln for 37 ½ years. He retired in 1983.
Dale attended Lincoln High School where he was an All-State football player in 1940, and was nicknamed "Lincoln Ace." He received his Masters Degree in Education from Colorado State University in 1960.
He was a World War II Navy Veteran where he served aboard LST No. 805.
He was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, B.P.O.E. No. 80, American Legion Post No.3, Executive Club, Welfare Society, former member of the Hillcrest Country Club, Past President, Board of Directors and one of the original founding members of the "Dirty Dozen" golf group.
Dale recorded rushing statistics for all Husker home football games from 1962-1997. He loved to dance, play cards, golf, music and especially spending time with his family.
Family members include his son, Douglas and wife, Christine Wismer of Lincoln; daughter, Ann and husband, James Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, and spouses, Jon and Jenny Wismer, Ben Wismer, Mitch Wismer, Nate and Sing Wei Wismer and Megan Taylor; step-grandchildren, Kelly and husband, Brian Graham and Jeff Oakeson; two great-grandchildren, Owen Edward Wismer and Emily Marie Graham; and brother-in-law, Jack Rea, of Beatrice.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Dorothy of 50 years and Perrye; and grandson, Scott Taylor.
Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m., Tuesday May 27, 2008, at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 6800 S. 14th Street in Lincoln.
Family and friends may gather at gate No. 2. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given to the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation or Nebraska Athletic Department.
There is no visitation. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com.
Roper and Sons Funeral Services of Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.