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Dale ‘Mick’ McPadden, 77

Dale W. “Mick” McPadden, age 77, of Miller, SD, formerly of the Watertown and Mayer area, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his home.

Dale was born March 27, 1934, in Watertown, the son of William M. and Esther S. (Volkenant) McPadden. He was baptized and confirmed at EUB Church in Mayer.

Dale was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Menth March 2, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, by the Rev. Rischie.

Dale was a big hunter and really enjoyed the outdoors. Above all, loved his family, and his grandkids meant the world to him. You could often hear him talking to them like Donald Duck.

He was a member of Hutchinson American Legion, Litchfield VFW, Rocky Mountain Travelers, and the Excelsior Volunteer Fire Department, and coached Little League baseball, football, and hockey.

Dale was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Esther McPadden; sister Jean Hendricks, and infant sister Muriel McPadden.

He is survived by his loving family; wife Marilyn; children and spouses Jeff McPadden and Maria of Brandon, SD, Mike and Jean McPadden of Garretson SD, Bob and Tice McPadden of Mayer, Jody and Scott Olson of Hopkins, and Kristy and Richard Strasburg of Miller, SD; grandchildren Ryan and Sondra McPadden, Meleah and Phil Krass, Logan McPadden, Ireland McPadden, Erin McPadden, Meg McPadden, Sean McPadden, D’Laney McPadden, Regan McPadden, Sarah and Joe Andrews, Bailey Strasburg, and Wyatt Strasburg; great-grandchildren Parker, Maggie, Olivia, Tron, and Eva; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Deloris McPadden of Mayer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marlene and Dale Magnuson of New Germany; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Lucas Woodford officiating.Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, April 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.; and continued Saturday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dale’s loving grandchildren were his casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.