Dale K. Thiel, a longtime steeplechase horseman, died Friday, June 26, in Camden, S.C. He was 83.
Among his survivors is Laura Thiel Shull, a National Steeplechase Association board member. His wife, Judith Firestone Thiel, died in August 2013.
Funeral plans were incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Steeplechase Fund, 400 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, Md. 21921. Contributions to The Steeplechase Fund are tax-deductible.