Posted 12/02/14 (Tue)
Dale A. Holm, age 83, passed away on Oct. 16, 2014 in Spokane, Wash. He was born and raised in Watford City, N.D. He lived most of his life in Seattle, Wash., where he met and married Dannie Dieterichs, his loving wife for 25 years.
Dale served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He continued to be an active member in the American Legion, West Seattle Post #160 for over 50 years. He and Dannie owned and operated the Loading Dock Tavern in downtown Seattle, where they made many great friends and had many great memories of those days. He also worked many years for the Ideal Cement Co. in Seattle. Dale worked hard all his life until his retirement.
Dale was known for his quick wit and amusing recollections of times past. He was a sports fan who loved the Seahawks and the Mariners, who sometimes brought him great joy. He loved to travel and made two trips to Europe visiting the old country. Dale was able to travel back to Watford City recently where he attended the All-Class Reunion and was able to get together with several old schoolmates.
Dale spent the last few years of his life at the Spokane Veteran’s Home in Spokane, Wash., where he made many friendships of fellow Vets and caregivers.
Dale loved dogs. He and Dannie took in many strays, keeping most of them and finding good homes for others.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Dannie; son, Dean Holm; four brothers, Clarence, Karmon, Peder, and Robert; and three sisters, Myrtle Ottenbacher, Alice Oliver, and Edna Armstrong.
Dale is survived by two brothers, Arnold Holm of Watford City, N.D, and Lloyd Holm of Prairie Village, Kan.; his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Lesa Holm of Spokane, Wash.; his daughter, Regan Mounsey of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Dale will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.