Order Flowers

Dale Western

April 16, 1936 - November 22, 2018

Funeral Service - Saturday

December 01, 2018
- 11:00 AM

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

December 01, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Fargo

Burial - Saturday

- 2:00 PM

Our Savior's Cemetery, Rothsay, MN


Boulger Funeral Home

Dale Western

April 16, 1936 - November 22, 2018


Dale Western, April 16, 1936 – Nov. 22, 2018, was the husband of Marian for 56 years. Raised near Rothsay, MN by Gilbert and Leva, he went on to attend Concordia College of Moorhead and the Minneapolis Art Institute.

Dale had dual careers; he farmed in Rothsay and was prominent in advertising as a Commercial Artist and Editor/Art Director. He had his own business, Western Art Studios and worked at Gambles, Moorhead Tech, Flint Advertising, and GNDA throughout his career.

He enjoyed travel, coffee and discussion at the round tables of Pelican Rapids and Rothsay, reading the newspaper, collecting art, slow country drives, and growing tomatoes. Dale also appreciated their residence at the lake calling it, “God’s Country” and would paint the occasional art piece in his retirement. Dale will be remembered for his independent spirit, his frugality toward self and generosity toward others, his memory for history and pride for his Norwegian heritage.

He is survived by wife, Marian, daughters, Kari (Joel), Siri, sister, Gerry (Sid) Engelstad, and granddaughters, Bree (Shane), and Sage. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Grant.

The service will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. (visitation at 10 a.m.), lunch to follow at St. Paul’s Free Lutheran church, 2802 12th ST S, Fargo, ND. Internment following, 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Rothsay, MN.

Memorials may be given to Anne Carlsen Center or New Life Center.


Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

6 responses to “Dale Western”

  1. Casey & Jet Grunewald says:

    Condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Lois and Tom Koett says:

    Our sympathy in the death of Dale Western, our cousin and friend to many. We pray his family will find comfort in all the great memories and wonderful things he has accomplished in his lifetime.

  3. Kevin watterud says:

    Our Sympathy to you and your family Kari on the loss of your father..


    Kevin & Sandy Watterud

  4. Orv Alveshere says:

    We will miss Dale, yes, a cousin and friend. Recall some breakfasts w/Dale, a well-read, talented and easy-going retiree. We discussed art, writing, publications, prairie tales, Concordia and family humor. I kept his first issues of North Dakota Horizons, when Dale was Editor. Dale make a copy of photo of our Great-Grandfather Johannes G. Dale shared many humorous tales of his Grandfather Nels. Great memories. Orv Alveshere, Rancho Mirage, CA.

  5. Karen L White says:

    Marian and Family,

    I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Dale. Dean Edmonds e-mailed me the news this morning. May you feel God’s comfort and strength at this time.

  6. Patsy and Eric Dow says:

    Sorry to hear about Dale..prayers to you. God bless, RIP Dale🙏Patsy(Hanson)Dow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *