Dale “Chipper” Joseph Demarais, age 57, of Buffalo, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was surrounded by his three daughters and his beloved dog “Otie” at his home in Buffalo, after a courageous five-month battle with Stage 4 colon cancer.
A funeral service will take place Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. There will be visitation from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the services.
Dale will be cremated and buried next to his father, Leonard, at The Marysville Catholic Cemetery.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.
Dale was born Feb. 24, 1962, in Buffalo, and grew up on a hog farm in rural Howard Lake.
He was a 1980 graduate of Howard Lake High School.
Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing horseshoe in the summertime.
In 1982, he was blessed with his first daughter, Alicia, from his first marriage.
Dale was united in marriage with Audrey Filosi March 17, 1988, and blessed with two more daughters, Chelsea and Lacey.
Dale worked at Lake Region Co-op and Cenex in Buffalo for almost 33 years.
He greatly enjoyed helping people out with their vehicles, and loved the relationships he built over the years with the customers. It was very important to him.
Dale was a “yes” man. He did anything for anyone, at any time. He was an amazing father to his three daughters, and a wonderful grandfather to his grandkids. His children were very proud to call him their father, and he will be deeply missed by all.
Dale is survived by his wife of 31 years, Audrey; his mother, Carol (Clinton) Hayner; sister Doreen Lopau; daughters Alicia Mengelkoch, Chelsea Demarais, and Lacey (Tyler) Demarais-Borg; two grandkids, Blake and Kennedi; and his beloved dog, Otie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Demarais; sister Myra Jo; and by his granddaughter, Myra Jo Alexandra.