Memorial services are at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Valley Funeral Home, 151 East Herning Ave. in Wasilla. A celebration of Dale’s life will be scheduled later this month at the Elk’s Lodge in Wasilla. Dale will be laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Dale was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Illinois. He entered the U.S. Air Force and had served our nation during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged. Dale moved to Alaska in 1968 and had lived in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Houston before making Wasilla his home. Most everyone would remember Dale’s second hand store. He then worked as a mail carrier, a bartender and most recently as a cab driver. Dale was a like a second dad to his niece, Christina.
Although Dale was fairly reclusive the last few years, he is remembered as an outgoing, fun loving person with a quick wit. He enjoyed hunting and fishing until he fell in love with golf. He also enjoyed bowling and a good evening at the poker table. Dale was proud to have served his country in the Air Force.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Sybil and Karl Zehetmeyer. He is survived by his sister, Kathy Rounds of Wasilla; nieces, Christina Lease of Wasilla, and Gail Sharp of Virginia; nephew, Christopher Lease of Wasilla; daughter, Cheryle Elaine Dailey-Marley and her husband, John of Idaho; grandson, Porter Marley of Idaho; and granddaughter Hanna Marley of Idaho; great-nieces, Taylor Green of Wasilla, and Jessica Jones of North Carolina; great-nephews, Josh Jones and David Sharp.
Arrangements were by the Valley Funeral Home.
Source: Frontierssman, 20 October 2010