Jewelldene "Jewell" Rapalee, 58 of St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Norwalk, died July 10, 2007, in her home.
She was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Willard to Joseph O. and Anna (Shepherd) Dale and moved to St. Petersburg in 1999. She was a former member of American Legion Post 41, Norwalk. She was a secretary for Plumber Pipe Fitter Union Local 42 of Norwalk. She enjoyed reading and going to the beach.
She is survived by her son, Robert A. Gottwald of Elyria; her daughter and son-in-law, Sara K. and James Brokaw of Sandusky; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Doris Dale of Fort 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.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Clark Rapalee; her brother, William Dale, in 2002; and by her sister, Joanne Hoffman, in 1995.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. Friday until services at 7 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Inurnment will be in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.