Dale R. Penkava, 81, of North Riverside, died April 3, 2016.

Mr. Penkava was born on May 19, 1934 and worked as an auto mechanic prior to retirement.

 He was the husband of Elaine Penkava (nee Vesely); the father of James (Veronica) Penkava and Michelle (Gregory) Makowski; the grandfather of Christopher (Elizabeth) Makowski, Kristine (Naz Suvalic) Penkava, Megan (Timothy) Zach, Miriam (Andre) Jackson, Kyle Penkava and Jeniffer (Eduardo) Ramos; the great-grandfather of Armani, Dre, Jadin, Isabella, Lillian, Nicholas and Lucas; and the brother of Richard (Dolores) Penkava and Jean (late Gust) Allpow. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside.