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Dale W. Wisherd

April 18, 1933 — January 12, 2023

Winter Haven, Florida

 

Dale Warren Wisherd, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away on January 12, 2023. He was 89 years old. 

 

Dale was born in Bruce, WI, on April 18, 1933, to George (Iven) and Evelyn Wisherd. He was brother to Darrold Wisherd and Darlene Walker. Dale graduated from Bruce High School in 1952 and volunteered in the Air Force. Following his discharge in 1956,  Dale worked as an air traffic controller for 29 years.

 

Dale married Jackie Horn on January 24th, 1959, and started their life together in Farmington, MN. In 1963, they built a home on Lake Byllesby, near Cannon Falls, MN. Some of Dale’s greatest joy came from his four children as they grew up on the lake. The family created memories enjoying water sports, snow skiing, camping and traveling.  Dale took pride in providing for his family and watching his children grow to adulthood, encouraging them, instilling a positive work ethic and, most importantly, setting an example of what a strong, loving marriage looks like. 

 

Dale enjoyed woodworking and building, teaching his children "which end of a hammer was up." He turned a hobby of beekeeping into a small business, working alongside his father, brother, wife and children.

 

Dale is survived and missed by Jackie, his loving wife of 63 years; his children, Laurie (Dennis) Schutze, Brad (Sue) Wisherd, Jill (Jon) Erickson, and Brian (Eleanore) Wisherd. He will forever remain in the hearts of his seven grandchildren, Mary, Kevin, Heidi, Ashley, Carl, Ryan, Sarah; his four great-grandchildren, Madeline, Jack, Lydia and Quinn. Dale will be fondly remembered by many family members and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Joyce Wisherd and brothers-in-law John Horn and Bob Walker.

 

There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed Jackie and the family feel to be surrounded by family and friends. We look forward to sharing wonderful memories with you!

 

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alz.org, or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, https://t2t.org.

 

Memorial service will be on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 am, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 23955 Nicolai Ave, Miesville, MN 55033. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the memorial service. Military honors will be accorded. Interment is in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, February 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Miesville

23955 Nicolai Ave, Hastings, MN 55033

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Miesville

23955 Nicolai Ave, Hastings, MN 55033

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Interment with military honors

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55450

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