- January 28, 1933 - September 21, 2013
- Regent, North Dakota
of Dale 's Passing
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“Remembering you today, cousin. He was a good man and is missed.
1 of 30 | Posted by: Brad Donner
Sorry to hear about your dad you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
2 of 30 | Posted by: neil krichen - hettinger, ND
“Our deepest condolences to Sally and the Donner family on the loss of Dale. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. Rest in Paradise, Dale.
3 of 30 | Posted by: Leon and Kitty Monke - Regent, ND
“Bernie, Dawne, Shilo and Sage,
You are all in my thoughts. I hope all the good memories can someday replace the pain you are feeling with smiles of...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Jessie VanLishout - Lemmon, SD
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Dale Donner.. I am pleased that I got to visit with him on phone conversations, enjoyable person.. ...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Marian and Russ Jordan - Mott, ND
“My deepest sympathy to the Donner family for your loss. I only knew him a short time but thoroughly enjoyed the character that Dale was. I will keep...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Brown
“Our thoughts are with you and family. Cherish your memories of Dale. Celebrate his Life because he is at peace now without pain.
7 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy Phillips Lilte and Marjorie Phillips - TX
“MY SONS AND I MET DALE A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN HIS BROTHER, LEE, DONATED A PHEASANT HUNTING TRIP TO OUR ARTS ASSOCIATION IN CLIFTON, TX. DALE WAS SO...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: WYLIE BASHAM - CLIFTON, TX
“I am sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed knowing Dale! I am sorry I will not be there tomorrow. Sending hugs and praying for GODS grace!
9 of 30 | Posted by: Kari Donner - Williston, ND
“Sorry for your loss. God has chosen another angel to live in peace
10 of 30 | Posted by: tyler wagendorf - regent, ND
“Bernie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know he suffered and I know that is painful for all.. My thoughts are prayers to you and...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Kouba Setzepfandt - Bismarck, ND
“To the family of Dale Donner,
you are my true friends and I will miss Dale every minute of my life...
12 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Wagendorf - Regent, ND
I'm sorry to hear about Dale's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
13 of 30 | Posted by: Arlet (Veitz) Becker - Bismarck, ND
“Bernie, Dawne and family , So sorry to hear about your dad, he was such a tease. I think he gave everyone a hard time, I know he did me, when I had...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy & John Hetzel - Keldron, SD
“Sally and family,
My deepest and heart felt sympathy to you all. Dale was one of a kind. A true neighbor and friend who never hesitated to help...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Gwen Krogh-Zent - Roseville, MN
“Sally and family,I'm sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
16 of 30 | Posted by: Sara Doe - New England, ND
“My deepest condolences to all the family. Dale will be remembered by many.
17 of 30 | Posted by: Sherry Mueller
“Sorry to hear of Dales passing thoughts and prayers with you all
18 of 30 | Posted by: Darrell D Schneider - TX
“For Sally and all of Dales Family. Our sympathy in your loss of Dale.
He will surely be missed by all who knew Dale. Our prayers are with you.
19 of 30 | Posted by: Richard Larsen - Shakopee, MN
“Sally I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and when we were there with Lee and Leanne you and Dale were great host. I will always remember...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Becky Cano - Clifton, TX - friend
“I enjoyed the time I spent with dale driving horses. The Donner family has helped Me through some very difficult times. I respected his honesty and...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Keith Johnson - Dickinson, ND
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dale.
22 of 30 | Posted by: Tiss Treib - Lemmon, SD
“My deepest sympathy to the Donner Family. I will always remember the times I spent riding around with Dale discussing life's problems and checking...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jose C. Cano Jr. - Clifton, TX
“TO THE FAMILY OF DALE DONNOR; OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU.
24 of 30 | Posted by: RICKY & ANN HARDAGE - GOODYEAR, AZ
“To the family of Dale, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fred & Karen Beer
25 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Beer - Lemmon, SD - friend
“Deepest sympathy for your time of grief. Dale was wonderful to converse with. I am so glad I got the chance to talk to him just a few weeks ago. It...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Bill Hokkanen - Minneapolis, MN
“Please accept my condolences for the loss of Dale. Dale had a reputation as a straight shooter, and he will be missed by all who knew him. My father...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Rita Greff - Fargo, ND - friend
“We are so saddened to learn of Dale's passing. Regent will never be the same without him. We pray for your strength and courage ....
28 of 30 | Posted by: Jim and Denise Binstock - Regent, ND
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
29 of 30 | Posted by: Naomi and Alvin Hawn - Bowman, ND
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Wayne and Twyla Chapman
30 of 30 | Posted by: Twyla Chapman - Billings, MT
Funeral services for Dale C. Donner, 80, of Regent, ND will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Regent, ND. Rev. Joe Burgess will officiate and burial will follow at the Regent Cemetery.
Visitations will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a gathering of family and friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24th at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Mott, ND and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Wednesday afternoon.
DALE C. DONNER was born Jan 28, 1933 to Charles and Lillie Larsen Donner in Blanchard, N.D. Dale grew up in Gascoyne and Hettinger. In 1946 they moved to the farm south of Regent where he resided until his death.
Dale went to school through the 5th grade in Gascoyne, 6th grade in Hettinger and then 7th-12th in Regent, graduating in 1952. At age 15 he was stricken with Polio and spent one year in the hospital where doctors first told his parents that he wouldn't survive, then that he wouldn't walk, and finally, that he wouldn't have kids.
After graduation, Dale attended N.D. State School of Science where he graduated with a degree in General Mechanics and Welding. Dale met his wife to be, Sally Ann Kline at this time in his life. They were married on June 15th, 1955 in Breckenridge, MN. To this union 5 children were born; Brian, Laurie, Duane, Timothy and Bernie.
Dale and Sally made their home on the farm south of Regent where he did whatever it took to provide for his family, other than charity, food stamps and welfare. Dale's work titles throughout the years included farmer, dairy man, trucker, brand inspector and entrepreneur.
In addition to caring for the needs of his family he found time to serve as President of his church council for many years. Dale was also active in the N.D. Stockman's Association, county zoning committee and Regent Fire Department.
Dale's hobbies were numerous from hunting & fishing, building wagons, boating and working with horses. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, he was very proud of his grandchildren.
On August 14th, 2013 Dale was diagnosed with cancer, for the next 5 ½ weeks he made the most of his remaining days with family and friends. Dale had a strong belief in God and was truly prepared to go to his Heavenly Home. Dale passed from this life on September 21st, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger with his family at his side.
Dale will be deeply missed by his surviving family; wife Sally of Regent; daughter, Laurie Donner, of Regent; sons, Duane (Jayne) Donner, Litchfield Park, AZ and Bernie (Dawne) Donner, Morristown, SD; grandchildren; Levi (Jennifer), Amanda, Shilo, Sage and Jamie along with 2 great-grand daughters; Hailey and Kelsey; four brothers, Dalhart (Eva) Donner, Clifton, TX, Curtis (Marcy) Donner, New Salem, ND, Lee (Leeanne) Donner, Clifton, TX and Howard (Diane) Donner, Dennison, TX.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillie Donner and two sons, Brian and Timothy Donner.