Dale Allen Pashelk
Born March 29, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Edwin and Leona (nee Watters) Pashelk, Dale passed away suddenly on October 15, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 67 years. Dale is survived by 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Frederick.
Dale graduated high school early and attended seminary school. He quit the seminary and married in June of 72. Months later, his first daughter Michelle was born. Then his second daughter, formerly known as Jennifer, was born in December of 73. At that time he owned a successful service station, and then a deli/liquor store with his second wife. Dale enjoyed deer hunting with Ken, and trips to the Wausakee house.
The death of his father in 98 rekindled his relationship with his daughter Michelle. She has 2 sons that he met for the first time, later that year. During that first visit, they enjoyed beer tours, the zoo, six flags, and visiting with family. He demonstrated his marital arts skills by breaking boards for his grandsons Nate and Nick.
Family was very important to him. When his mom turned 80, he had a huge party for her. He had his 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren come out from Washington state. The venue was at his favorite, Trysting Place. However, the guest of honor went to the hospital and missed the party.
He took many trips to Washington state. One time he drove his green mustang convertible. While there, his youngest daughter Wild took him to the Pacific Ocean, Mt St Helens, and a scenic tour of the mountains. There he was surprised to make a snowball on a sunny 80 degree day. On his journey back to Milwaukee, Wild joined him. He had only one CD that he continuously played. Needless to say, she got burned out on Kenny Rodgers. He loved going to Washington around Christmas. Besides being there for the holiday, his reasoning was you don't have to shovel rain.
He was adventurous. He took a trip to Hawaii with Michelle, her wife Barb, their youngest Nick, and his first ex-wife. There he tried snorkeling and enjoyed a luau & helicopter tour.
He loved to cook and was a master with a microwave. On many occasions he cooked a turkey in the microwave. He was always feeding us on his trips to Washington. It was very nice to come home to dinner with dad.
Twice in his life he had successful service stations, and later the deli. He managed the service department at Kmart for many years. Then worked in auto parts until December of 2017.
Dale was a generous as he was stubborn, and he was stubborn. He had a great sense of humor and was good natured about poking fun at the ones he loved.
If you are wondering about the casket, purple was his favorite color. At one time he had a lavender painted bedroom with a deep purple bedding set. He even purchased a purple futon for the spare room at his daughter's Michelle house. Not the color she would have picked, but he made it a Christmas gift
A graveside service will be held for Dale on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 11:00am, at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 6400 West Burleigh Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210. Please meet at the cemetery office area by 10:45am prior to processing to the grave.
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