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Dale H. Wasson Sr.

 


Dale H. Wasson Sr.

Dale H. Wasson Sr., 79, longtime area resident of Velva, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home, with his sons Randy and Dale, and daughter, Kathy, by his side.

Dale Henry Wasson was born April 24, 1931, a son of Gerald and Josephine (Miller) Wasson in Velva, N.D. He was raised and educated in Velva.

Dale enlisted in the U. S. Army April 2, 1950. Dale married Matilda E. "Tillie" Rath on Aug. 26, 1951. He proudly served his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged Dec. 12, 1953. He later became a member of the American Legion Post #39.

Following his honorable discharge, Dale returned to Velva where he and Tillie made their home for a short time. Dale and his family later moved to Havre, Mont., where he worked for Havre Sand and Gravel and also Havre Ready Mix before starting his career with Great Northern Railroad, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He was later transferred with the railroad to Minot, N.D., where he worked at Gavin Yard. They made their home in Velva and he continued to work with the BN until retiring at age 55, after 37 1/2 years.

Retirement did not slow him down. For a few years he worked for Herbert Lachenmeier, doing cement work, and later worked for Don Berland, bartending for over 10 years.

Dale was a friendly kind of guy, always willing to help anyone if he could. His garage door was always open for anyone to stop by and visit.

While living in Montana, he was a avid bowler, and he was very excited about bowling a 300 once in his life. He also loved hunting and fishing, with his friends, as well as sitting down at the bars playing pull tabs and having a few drinks with his friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and shared in his life.

Surviving family includes, his wife of 59 years, Tillie, of Velva; sons, Randy (Penny Wechwerth) Wasson of Topeka, Kan., Robert (Phyllis) Wasson of Laurel Mont., and Dale Wasson Jr. of Minot; daughters, Kathy (Carl) Havskjold of Williston, N.D., and Peggy (Gerald) Lachenmeier of Bismarck, N.D. ; grandchildfen, Jason, Curt and Kelly Havskjold, Jodi Huttinger, Jen Isakson, Dana Ebenal, Dusty, Cody and Taylor Wasson, Tanner Wasson, Angela Wasson Sigloh, and Kandic Wasson; great-grandchildren, Kyus, Kinzie, Kaylin and Amaias Havskjold, Dominick, Hayley, Morgan and Zachary Kuchenski, and Jaden Sigloh; brothers, Myron (Carol) Wasson of Clarkston, Wash., and Leslie Wasson of Lonview, Was. ; sisters, Marian Keller of Hazen N. D., Josephine (Tom) Henderson of Longview, Wash., bonnie Jean Davell of Keizer, Ore., and Ardis Tangen of Spokane, Wash. ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Rosanne Wasson; grandson, Dale R. Wasson Siglow; brother Orlan Wasson; and sister Gloria Bird.

The funeral is Thursday, Feb., 2011, at 2 p. m. at Oak Valley Lutheran Church in Velva. Interment is at Velva Community Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor's choice. those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at http://www.thompsonlarson.com.

Dale H. Wasson Sr., 79, longtime area resident of Velva, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home, with his sons Randy and Dale, and daughter, Kathy, by his side.

Dale Henry Wasson was born April 24, 1931, a son of Gerald and Josephine (Miller) Wasson in Velva, N.D. He was raised and educated in Velva.

Dale enlisted in the U. S. Army April 2, 1950. Dale married Matilda E. "Tillie" Rath on Aug. 26, 1951. He proudly served his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged Dec. 12, 1953. He later became a member of the American Legion Post #39.

Following his honorable discharge, Dale returned to Velva where he and Tillie made their home for a short time. Dale and his family later moved to Havre, Mont., where he worked for Havre Sand and Gravel and also Havre Ready Mix before starting his career with Great Northern Railroad, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He was later transferred with the railroad to Minot, N.D., where he worked at Gavin Yard. They made their home in Velva and he continued to work with the BN until retiring at age 55, after 37 1/2 years.

Retirement did not slow him down. For a few years he worked for Herbert Lachenmeier, doing cement work, and later worked for Don Berland, bartending for over 10 years.

Dale was a friendly kind of guy, always willing to help anyone if he could. His garage door was always open for anyone to stop by and visit.

While living in Montana, he was a avid bowler, and he was very excited about bowling a 300 once in his life. He also loved hunting and fishing, with his friends, as well as sitting down at the bars playing pull tabs and having a few drinks with his friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and shared in his life.

Surviving family includes, his wife of 59 years, Tillie, of Velva; sons, Randy (Penny Wechwerth) Wasson of Topeka, Kan., Robert (Phyllis) Wasson of Laurel Mont., and Dale Wasson Jr. of Minot; daughters, Kathy (Carl) Havskjold of Williston, N.D., and Peggy (Gerald) Lachenmeier of Bismarck, N.D. ; grandchildfen, Jason, Curt and Kelly Havskjold, Jodi Huttinger, Jen Isakson, Dana Ebenal, Dusty, Cody and Taylor Wasson, Tanner Wasson, Angela Wasson Sigloh, and Kandic Wasson; great-grandchildren, Kyus, Kinzie, Kaylin and Amaias Havskjold, Dominick, Hayley, Morgan and Zachary Kuchenski, and Jaden Sigloh; brothers, Myron (Carol) Wasson of Clarkston, Wash., and Leslie Wasson of Lonview, Was. ; sisters, Marian Keller of Hazen N. D., Josephine (Tom) Henderson of Longview, Wash., bonnie Jean Davell of Keizer, Ore., and Ardis Tangen of Spokane, Wash. ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Rosanne Wasson; grandson, Dale R. Wasson Siglow; brother Orlan Wasson; and sister Gloria Bird.

The funeral is Thursday, Feb., 2011, at 2 p. m. at Oak Valley Lutheran Church in Velva. Interment is at Velva Community Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor's choice. those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at www.thompsonlarson.com.

 

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