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Dale J. Westphal
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Obituary for Dale J. Westphal

Dale J. Westphal, age 76 of Savage passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at St. Gertrude’s Health Center in Shakopee.
Dale was born on September 16, 1941 in Langdon, North Dakota the son of Albert “Pete” and Doris (Spratt) Westphal. He married Nancy Boche on December 7, 1968 at St. James Lutheran Church in Burnsville. He worked as a warehouse supervisor at ChemCentral in Lakeville. Dale was in the National Guard Reserves. He was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Savage from 1970-1987 and a SAL member of the Dan Patch American Legion Post 643. He volunteered for 30 years as an usher at St. James Lutheran Church. Dale loved sports, coached his children's teams, and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy; children, Randy (Kari Pennington), Holly (Rich) Johnson; grandchildren, Lucas, Carly and Zach Johnson; siblings, Wayne (Bev), Judy Westphal, Kathy (Randy) Haugeberg; sisters-in-law, Shirley Westphal, Carol Sue (Mic) Gutoske; many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Albert “Pete” and Doris; brother, Jerry; niece, Rebekah.

Thanks to the caregivers at St. Gertrude’s Rehab Center in Shakopee, and Touching Lives in Savage.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

4

Apr

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Fireman’s Prayer Service at 6 PM.

Visitation

Thursday

5

Apr

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
St. James Lutheran Church

3650 Williams Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337

Service

Thursday

5

Apr

11:00 AM
St. James Lutheran Church

3650 Williams Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337

Officiating is Pastor Walt Lichtenberger. Serving as pallbearers is Mitch Haugeberg, Todd, Kelly J., Brad, Mike, Kelly and Kevin Spratt, Craig and Curt Gutoske. The Savage Fire Department will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Cemetery Details

Location

Pleasant View Memorial Garden

Highway 13 & Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337


Memorial Contribution

American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601

St. James Lutheran Church

3650 Williams Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337
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