WILTSE Dale Lavern
of Waterford, passed away September 7, 2017 at 71 years of age. Beloved husband of Dianne (nee Marceau) for 48 years; Dear father of Dale Lavern (Misti) Wiltse II, Dennis Lysle (Lianne) Wiltse and dad of Pauline Dawson; loving grandfather of Darin Robert, Connor James, Delanie Melissa, Jeff Lysle and loving grandpa Evaiah Dawson; and great grandfather of Marciline; brother of Carrol (Dal) Bailey, Gloria (the late Walter) Dunbar, David (Sherry) Wiltse and Nancy (Ronald) Pranzarone; loving son-in-law of Lorraine Marceau and brother-in-law of Paulette (Ray O'Neill) Marceau-Stout. Dale was a graduate of Waterford Kettering High School, class of 1965 . He attended college for a short time at Oakland Community College. As a child he worked every summer on his uncles' farms from the day school let out to the day before school started. He was also a paperboy who had 95 customers. As a teenager he worked at Calabrese's Pizza, then delivered furniture for Thomas Furniture. He joined the U.S. Navy in December of 1966, and was stationed in Long Beach, California, and trained guys to go to Vietnam. He was married in 1969 to Dianne and was later honorably discharged from the Navy on his birthday in 1970. He worked with his dad and brother at Wiltse's Auto Supply, and also taught auto mechanics for Waterford Kettering Adult Education for many years. Later he worked as a welder for Corbin Industries, at Facility Matrix Group, delivering and assembling office furniture, he then worked at Garden Fresh Salsa Company, where he managed their warehouse and made salsa and chips deliveries to stores. His last job was driving Semi for ACC Penske, delivering auto parts to General Motors.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, 3:00-9:00 PM at our Waterford location.
Funeral service Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11 AM at Williams Lake Church of the Nazarene, 2840 Airport Rd., Waterford.
Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM.
Memorial donations to VA Ann Arbor, Voluntary Services 2215 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Please put in memo line: Dale Wiltse 4031
Carole & Tom McKeown
Dale, We were so sorry and saddened to hear of the death of your beloved Dad. He died much too young, but fortunately, it seems he was an excellent role model for you. We will remember you and your family in our prayers.
Andy & Kris Talbot
Dale we are so sorry for your loss. Much love and many prayers to you and your family.
We are very sorry to hear of your loss Dale was a very nice man.We met while working in Det.and he was blessed with great family he will be missed by many.
Carie Fultz RN
My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and her family. I was meant to cross your path that day and although I only knew you for a moment in time, I'll never forget you.
May God give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of meeting your Dad, and he was obviously a great man, because he has an equally great family. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Dennis, Dale & Dianne,
So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was a good man and all the "kids" knew and loved him. You will be in our prayers.
Love and Hugs, Linda Gardner (Tina & Denise's Mom)
Darin I know who much your grandpa meant to you. And Dennis I can't even imagine having to say good bye to my dad I am so very sorry for your loss, I know he was fighting cancer and as time heals all of your heart Dale will not suffer anymore. The one thing I remember the most was he pushed me to learn how to drive not by teaching me but by handing me a set of keys and told me to get in the car and drive!. Even though I am not family any longer I still feel your loss! Love y'all