Dale B. Hostad
Monday, August 26, 1946
Date of Death:
Saturday, September 9, 2023
77 years old
Dale B. Hostad
In Loving Memory of Dale B. Hostad – Rochester, MN
Dale Burton Hostad, 77, of Rochester, MN died early Saturday morning September 9th, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus.
Dale was born August 26th, 1946, in Austin, MN to Kenneth and Beatrice (Hildreth) Hostad. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to Rochester where he attended public schools, graduating from John Marshall High School in 1964. On May 25th, 1968, he married Charlotte Carlson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They had 3 children.
Dale dedicated his career to IBM for 32 years until he retired in 2000. Post retirement he spent his days driving for Park Place Motors. He was renowned for his quick wit, generosity, and kindness. His ability to cultivate lifelong friendships with a wide variety of people was impressive- often teased by his family that he could go anywhere in the world and bump into someone he knew. To Dale, golf was a religion, not just a sport, and he loved spending time on the course.
Dale is survived by his children, Andrew Hostad (Alison), Boise, ID, Julie Hostad (Scott Petersen), Charleston, SC, and Carey Heartbourne, Brainard, MN. He is also the proud grandfather of Bryson Hostad, who is the son of Andrew and his wife Alison. He is additionally survived by Charlotte (Hostad) Tarashanti.
Visitation will be held in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home on Thursday September 14th from 4-7pm with a brief remembrance ceremony at approximately 5:30 pm during which visitors are invited to share any special memories of Dale.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Dale’s honor.
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Char and Family,
I just learned of Dale's passing. I remember working and car pooling with Dale but I most fondly remember the great times our family had with your family. Life got in the way of staying close but the memories haven't faded. I send my sincere condolances to the family of one great bald guy!
We are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of our families together in Minnesota and in Tucson, Arizona. Auntie Char, and cousins Andrew, Julie, and Carey, our hearts go out to you and we wish you nothing but comfort and strength at this time. Sending you all love from Tucson along with our most heartfelt sympathy and caring thoughts.
Our heartfelt condolences go to the entire family. Uncle, you are gone, but you will never be forgotten. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with you. It's heartbreaking to hear of your loss. Love you ALL.
To Dale's Family,
I knew Dale when we were both managers at IBM. After I retired, our paths crossed again when I started working with Dale at Park Place and we had many hours together picking up and delivering cars. I even learned a bit about his family, and we had many other stimulating discussions.
Dale will be missed by many. I hope that his sleep will be short. Horst Truestedt
To Char and Family,
Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy during this time of loss.
We share so many good memories of family get togethers, enjoying Dale's wit and humor. We will always remember the fun time and laughter when your family traveled with us in our motorhome to Lake Michigan. In addition to Dale's love of golf, he loved driving. He drove every mile of our trip across Wisconsin and then later took time off work to drive us back to our home in Tucson, AZ.
May the thought of knowing that family and friends share in your sadness be of comfort to you.
Bob & Sonja Lindholm & Family
Andrew, Julie, Carey and your families, I was saddened to hear of Dale's passing. I had the pleasure of not only working with Dale but playing many rounds of golf as well. As a group we (Dale, Hal Regnier, Richard Morrow and me) would play many scrambles during the summer - sometimes even doing quite well - ha. He was an outstanding person with a great sense of humor so there was always a good deal of laughter along with the golf. I was always impressed with Dale's ties, he could wear anything. Once at an IBM event I remarked that his tie was outstanding - he took it off and gave it to me! Dale will be missed by many.