Dale was born in Eureka, Calif., and grew up in the surrounding area. As a young man, he served in the US Army. He lived in northern California for many years where he worked in the lumber industry and ran a trucking business, then later retired and moved to Chiloquin, Ore.
Dale is survived by his son, Michael; daughters, Christina Russell and Angel McCubbin; sisters, Criss Schaafsma, Grace Evans, and Donna Dee Raymond; and his brother, Don. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Dale’s life is scheduled to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chiloquin Volunteer Ambulance Service.