Dale Edward Falk


June 8, 1924 - August 11, 2011


Dale Edward Falk was born in White Lake, SD to John and Eliza (Hail) Falk on June 8, 1924. On June 13, 1950 he married Bernadette Stevens in Presho, SD.

Farming was Dale’s life until he was no longer able due to health reasons. In 1973 he sold the family farm and became a motel owner in Kearney, NE. In 1977 he and Bernadette purchased a motel in Winfield, KS retiring there in 1991. They remained in Winfield, KS until recently when they moved to New Holland, PA.

Dale loved his children and grandchildren, always ready to share a special story of his youth and teaching them new things. Traveling, gardening and flowerbeds, and going to coffee each day were things he enjoyed in his retirement. Dale was active in many community organizations, including 4-H for twenty-five years, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Meals on Wheels, Board of Director for the KS Lodging Association and several Township boards. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield, KS.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette; daughter, Jane and husband Dave Nelson of Kearney, NE; son, Brian and wife Karen Falk of New Holland, PA; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Jessi Nelson of Omaha, NE, Andrea Nelson of Lakewood, CO, John and wife Jo Falk of Chicago, IL, Dan Falk of Valley Village, CA, Karina Falk of Coppell, TX; daughter-in-law, Cathy Falk of Texas; sister, Peggy Wright and brother, John Paul and wife Marge Falk both of White Lake, SD, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Joseph, a bother, Harold and his parents.


Monday, August 15, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Tuesday, August 16, 2011
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Jeneva on August 21, 2011
This is exactly what I was loonkig for. Thanks for writing!
Posted by Karen (Glissendorf) Bravek on August 17, 2011
I am so saddened to hear of Dale's passing. He was such a wonderful man. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

I can still remember riding with my parents (Speck & Martha) in the pickup camper to visit Dale, Bernadette and kids at their motel. We had a great time on that trip and Dale was a highlight for me - being I was only about 8 or 9 at the time I was fun to pick on!! I am guessing there is much reminiscing going on in heaven about now between Dale and my dad.

Love to you all! Karen (Glissendorf) Bravek and family
Posted by Ed and Darlene Laing, Winfield, Ks on August 17, 2011
Our most heartfelt sympathies to the family.
Posted by Mary (Thiry) Reinesch on August 15, 2011
So sorry about the loss of Dale. I would like to extend my sympathy to Bernadetta, Jane, Brian and families. I am unable to attend but want you to know I am thinking of you. This is always a difficult time. Dad was going to try coming to the wake. He is in a nursing home in Chamberlain and if felt well was going to come over to see you. Please take care. God Bless.

Mary Reinesch
1600 S Aberdeen Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
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