Richard “Dick” Lewis Dale, 87, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Grace Healthcare after many years of pain. He was born in Michigan on June 4, 1929 the son of Cyril and Lauretta (Fisher) Dale.
Dick graduated from Constantine High School where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He was employed for over 20 years as a commercial truck driver and also owned a bait shop at Long Lake. On Oct. 15, 1994 he was united in marriage to Helen Kay Nothrop. Dick was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and trap shooting. He was also a skilled craftsman and built many homes and garages. He was a member of the Three Rivers Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Dick was preceded in death by three brothers, Loren, Ray and Ron; former wives, Patty Lions and Bonnie Mader, and Marge Dale.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife of 22 years, Helen K. Dale; daughter, Cindy (Doug) Monroe; sons, Steve (Linda) Dale, Brad Dale and Brian (Angie) Dale; step children, Alan and Rick Nothrop, Rob (Nancy) Nothrop, and Donette (Tony) Cooper; sister, Juanita Diller; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In accordance with family wishes cremation was conducted. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Three Rivers.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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