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Dale W. Enwiller, 78

Dale William Enwiller, age 78, of rural Delano, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Rosholt, SD, to William A. and Mabel J. (Lewis) Enwiller. Dale was baptized Feb. 6, 1934, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sisseton, SD. He was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith July 17, 1946, at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt, SD.

Dale graduated from Rosholt High School in 1950. He graduated from Northern States Teachers College in Pierre, SD in 1952. He taught at rural schools at Harmon School in Rosholt, and later in Oldham, SD.

Dale joined the Army in 1953, and honorably served his country during the Korean War. He was discharged from the Army Reserves in 1961.

Following his military service, Dale attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and pursued mechanical drafting.

Dale was joined in holy marriage to Jane R. Birkholzon Dec. 9, 1967, in Sisseton.

He was employed as a drafting engineer at Mammoth Industries from 1965 to 1971, and later at TL Systems, retiring, after 22 years of service there, in 1995.

Dale also farmed for many years. He purchased an 80-acre farm in Franklin Township in Wright County in 1963.

He was a faithful and a founding member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano.

Dale is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters Angela (Tony) Olson of Monticello, Darla Rath of Rockford, Tara Enwiller of Chandler, AZ, and Lea (Paul) Fieldseth of Ramsey; stepdaughter Barbara (Marvin) Herbst, of Montrose; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Katie, William, Lauryn and Lacey; sisters Joanne Randall of British Columbia, and Sharlotte (Robert) Kline of Idaho; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends, including his little dog, “Rosie.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Arlene Henke and Marlys Wes; and grandchild Courtney Rath.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano with the Rev. Lee Hallstrom officiating.

Visitation was Monday, April 25 at Light of Christ Lutheran Church from 4 to 8 p.m.

There was further visitation Wednesday, April 27 at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt, SD, one hour prior to a prayer service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nancy Quatier officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery in Rosholt.

Casket bearers were Tony Olson, Paul Fieldseth, Justin Rath, William Olson, Ronnie Henke, and Ron Naylor.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is proud to have assisted the family with arrangements. On-line condolences can be made at www.thepetersonchapel.com