Dale Warren Saethre was born September 9, 1930 in Grand Marais to Mable (Bergland) and Alfred Saethre. He was baptized and confirmed in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais, MN. He quit school at 17 to join the Air Force and flew in the Berlin Air Lift delivering coal. After the Air Force he worked for Erie Mining as a surveyor. He and the president of United States Steel pounded the spike to finish the railroad on the iron range.
He worked for the Cook County Highway Department for 35 years, first in the Engineering office and then as a patrol operator. They owned Saethre's Travelers Rest for 24 years. Dale was an avid hunter with rifle and bow and arrow but mostly a fisherman. He loved taking his children and grandchildren fishing.
He lived in Ormond Beach for 24 years until daughter Susie and Son-In law Frank Page bought the Suwannee River Rendezvous. They sold out and moved to the resort where he worked in a his shop and built all the tables for the new dining room at the resort.
He worked every day until he went into the emergency room in Lake City, was transported to Gainesville were he got wonderful care by hospital staff and daily visits by granddaughter Jackie and friend Kathy Page and died peacefully with family on September 15th.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Dale Lavonne, Daughter Susie (Frank) Page, Mayo Florida, sons Mike, Las Vegas, NV, Dan, Mayo, FL, Patrick (Linda) Deltona, FL. Grandchildren, Shannon Fuller, Blue Earth, MN, Chris Fuller (Jai) Hong Kong. Candace Malfoy (Arnoud) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nickolas Saethre, North Carolina, Jackie Clark, Gainesville, Elizabeth Rivera, Gainesville. Melyssa (Ryan) Deltona, Heather (Chris) Deltona. Great Grandchildren, Renee and Claire, Hong Kong, Sable, Blue Earth,MN, Layla and Cameron, Gainesville FL. Sister's Eleanor Waha, Lorraine McDonald, Brothers Chester Lindskog, Roy Lindskog and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded by sisters, Olive Brugge, Irene Thompson, Carolyn Engebretson, brothers, Rev. Roland Saethre, Lyle Saethre, Russel Lindskog.
Memorial Services will be at 1:00 pm Sunday, September 24th at the 1st United Methodist Church in Mayo, FL .
Please sign the guestbook at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 19, 2017