Daniel Lee Dale was born in Morris, MN on May 19, 1967, to Robert and Jan (Steadman) Dale. He grew up and went to school in Kensington, MN, where he wrestled and played football. Daniel graduated from Hoffman/Kensington High School in 1985. He attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for Natural Resources.
On April 5, 1992, Daniel married Tammy Ricord at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN. The couple moved back to the Alexandria area. The couple divorced in 1999. He worked at Alexandria Industries and loved his job as a packing specialist.
If he wasn’t out hunting or fishing, he could be found hanging out with his three sons and two beautiful grandchildren. Daniel will be remembered as a forgiving, whitty, and generous father that was always there.
Daniel died on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Alomere Health in Alexandria at the age of 51 from congestive heart failure. He is survived by his sons, Joshua (fiancé, Kaitlyn Huset) Dale, Jacob (Karisa Krog) Dale both of Alexandria and their mother, Tammy (Corey) Drewes of Alexandria; son, Zach Dale and his mother, Heather Graffam of Melrose; two grandchildren, Kaleigh Jo Dale and Blake Lee Dale; his sister, Deb (Doug) Farm of Zimmerman; brother, John (Vic) Dale of Alexandria; aunt, Pamela (Pete) Trutnau of Bloomington; uncles, Bruce (Barb) Steadman of Excelsior and Jack (Carol) Dale of Richfield; and nieces, Melissa (Dirk) Newman, Kayla (Kyle) Jones, Rachel Dale, Ashley Farm and Lexi Farm. Daniel is preceded in death by father, Robert Dale; mother, Jan Steadman, maternal grandparents, Ralph and Haldis Steadman; paternal grandparents, Joel and Agnes Dale; uncle, Stephen Dale; and cousin, Joey Dale.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Shalom Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Shalom Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.