Dale L. Fagerlind

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 3, 1929
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Age:
88 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday August 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday August 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 3, 1929
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Age:
88 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 3, 1929
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Age:
88 years old

Dale L. Fagerlind

Our loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away peacefully at his home in Rochester, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the age of 88.

Dale Leroy Fagerlind was born on Dec. 3, 1929, to Melvin and Jennie Fagerlind in Iowa City, Iowa.

He graduated from Waterloo (Iowa) East High School, where he played football and baseball, in 1949 and entered the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952.

Dale met his one true love and soul mate, Mary Calvert, in 1955. His sister, Virginia, set them up on a blind date and five months later Dale and Mary were married. They would be celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary on October 30.

Dale and his family moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1963 and began his life-long profession as a home builder. In 1975, he founded Fagerlind Construction and worked until he retired at age 75. He served as president of Rochester Area Builders from 1981-82, and as National Director of Rochester Area Builders from 1982-89. He received Recognition of Distinguished Service as President in 1982, and was honored as an Honorary Member in appreciation for outstanding contributions to the Rochester Area Builders, Inc., in 2003.

Dale is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Ken (Char) Fagerlind of Rochester, Minn., Dan (Traci) Fagerlind of Dover, Minn., Tim (Jennifer) Fagerlind of Kasson, Minn.; daughters, Linda (Dennis) Haakenson of Pine Island, Minn., Becky (Dan) Swartz of Rochester, and Pam (Jim) Engels of Owatonna. He is survived by 12 grandchildren, Christopher (Kate) Fagerlind, Rochester; Carl Haakenson, Rochester; Kari (Brad) Rain, Pine Island; Kelly (Rodney) Davis, La Crescent; Kerstin (Brandon) Goranson, Mazeppa; Christy Haakenson, Richfield; Brian (Heather Kraling) Donaldson, Rochester; Eric (Erin) Sime, Waseca; Jacob (Cheyene Anguita) Sime, Ramstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; Kyle Fagerlind, Dover; and Elizabeth and Eric Fagerlind, Kasson; as well as six step-grandchildren, Carmen (Tim) Kubista, Lakeville; Missy (Jason Feldman) Hendrickson, Rochester; Erick (Christy) Engels, Meridian; Amber (Ted Ireland) Engels, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Katie Tangen, Rochester; and Travis Holmes, Dover.

Dale is also survived by 13 great grandchildren and 15 step-great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia (Jerry) Holbach of Gilbertville, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl and Howard Fagerlind; three sisters, Thelma Egner, Ruth Klaus and Edna Mae Fagerlind; and one step-grandson, Alex Engles.

Dale and Mary enjoyed escaping the Minnesota winters and being snowbirds in Texas. Dale was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Rochester and enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family. He loved to attend stock car races, in particular to watch many family members race. He also loved fishing trips to Canada, bowling, traveling, camping with family and friends, playing 500, and being able to watch his children and grandchildren’s activities.

Dale’s family wishes to express its gratitude to Lexi Biedermann, Seasons Hospice and Mayo Clinic’s Palliative Care Homebound Program, for outstanding care and compassion.

Memorials will be divided among local charities.

Visitation will be at noon on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. A celebration of Dale’s life will follow, at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at Macken Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, 1300 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester.

The loved one of our life is now gone, but will never be forgotten or unloved. Rest in Peace, Dear One.

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The family of Dale L. Fagerlind has received the following condolences.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fagerlund family. Pam I remember your Dad as such a kind and gentle man. Tom & I will keep you in our prayers. I know you will really miss your Dad.


Tom & Jo Lee ( from Madonna Towers)

Mary and family,


 


I was saddened to read of Dale's death.  We haven't been in touch for many years, but several years ago we camped at Winjum's and got to know


you.  My deepest sympathy and prayers on your loss, but Dale's gain. His gain of heaven and eternal life.


Doris Belsaas

Sorry I can't be with you. Sending love and hugs. Uncle Dale will always have a special place in my heart.