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John R. Dale, 52

John R. Dale, age 52, of Hastings passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 27, 2017.

John was born April 7, 1964 in Menomonie, WI to Richard and Dorothy (Krushas) Dale. He was a graduate of Menomonie High School and received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. John married Julie Knopps on August 3, 1996 in Otsego, MN and was employed as an Infrastructure Manager with Ditech Financial in St. Paul. John was a mild mannered man who was blessed with unwavering patience and a dry sense of humor. He was devoted to his family and was a very loving father and husband. His children were his pride and joy. Creating a close relationship with both of his children was his top priority. Johns pride overflowed watching his children participate in baseball games, dance/show choir performances and all of their activities. Spending time at the cabin with his family teaching his kids to water ski, wake board, and fish brought him great joy. John was also a dedicated Minnesota Wild and Green Bay Packer fan.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Cari Jo.

John is survived by his wife, Julie; two children, Jake and Jenna of Hastings; parents, Richard Dale of Port Charlotte, FL and Dorothy Dale of Menomonie, WI; sister, Diana Dale of Menomonie; in-laws, Paul and Veryl Knopps along with many other family and friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 1401 Fifteenth Street West in Hastings with Reverend Gregory Geier officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, all at St. Philips Lutheran Church. Interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

Arrangements are being completed by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hastings. 651-437-9419