Dale R. ArelDale R. Arel, 69, of Grand Forks, ND died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at home with his loving family by his side.
Dale R. Arel
Dale R. Arel, 69, of Grand Forks, ND died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at home with his loving family by his side.
Dale Richard Arel was born August 22, 1940 the son of Lawrence and Millie (Lessard) Arel in Crookston, MN. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School and graduated from St. James High School, Grand Forks in 1958.
He joined the ND National Guard in 1955 at the age of 15. He entered the US Navy in 1958 and was honorably discharged. He married Judy Bloomer on September 28, 1963 and together they raised three children. Dale worked for First National Bank (Alerus Financial) for 30 years. He worked for Brady Martz & Associates for 12 years. He and Judy retired and enjoyed spending time at the lake in Walker MN. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grandkids’ many activities, fishing, and watching Fighting Sioux hockey and football.
He is survived by Judy, his loving wife of forty-five years; children, Jeffrey (Linda) Arel, Olathe, KS, Julie (Scott) Ward, Sioux Falls, SD, Michael (Jenny) Arel, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Taylor, Brittany, Jake, Connor and Jadyn; sisters, Yvonne Kreis, Glen Ellyn, IL and Margaret Kendall, Minot, ND; brothers, Jerry, Park River, ND and Jean (Sheila), Wahpeton, ND; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Edward Kendall and Robert Kreis.
In remembrance of Dale, memorials may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 17th Avenue S., Grand Forks, ND or Altru Hospice, 1380, S. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, ND 58201.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday with a 5:00 p.m. vigil service in Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Saturday.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.
Military Honors: Members of the American Legion Post 150, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817, and the North Dakota National Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)