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Dale Leon Petersen

November 5, 1941 September 16, 2019
Dale Leon Petersen
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Obituary for Dale Leon Petersen

Dale Leon Petersen, age 77 and lifelong resident of Maple Valley Township, Trufant passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI. He was born in Greenville on November 5, 1941, the son of Wallace E. and Christal Mae (Rhodes) Petersen. He was a graduate with the class of 1959 from Lakeview High School and was employed for 40 years with Federal-Mogul Corporation retiring in 2001. Dale served the Trufant/Maple Valley area on the volunteer Fire Department and by helping with the Trufant Jubilee. This year, he and his wife were honored with the title of Trufant Jubilee Grand Marshals. Dale loved his hunting and fishing and living on the lake at Trufant and he was especially proud of his Danish Heritage. He is survived by his wife, Carole; daughter, Tamra (Bill) Jewell; step children, Lynne Bowen and David Almy; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Donna (Robert) Hall; Carole’s siblings, Linda (Dar) Howard, Rhonda (Tec) Shoumate, Wendell (Lori) Blakeley, Betsy Falce, Anne Blakeley; aunts; nieces; nephews; cousins; and his special surrogate families who respected him as a Dad and “Papa”. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Tom; son-in-law, Jeff Bowen; and brother in law, Bob Blakeley. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held 6 PM Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Maple Valley Complex located at 239 1st Street, Trufant, MI 49347. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Trufant Fireman’s Scholarship Fund, in care of Community First Federal Credit Union, 110 S. A Street, Trufant, MI 49347.

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6:00 PM 10/19/2019 6:00:00 PM
Maple Valley Complex

239 1st Street
Trufant, MI 49347

Maple Valley Complex
239 1st Street Trufant 49347 MI
United States

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Trufant Fireman's Scholarship Fund

C/O Community First Credit Union
110 S. A Street
Trufant, MI 49347

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