Dale A. Lietzke Long time San Francisco resident, Dale A. Lietzke, died accidently Wednesday, August 7, 2013, while vacationing in Palm Springs, California. He was born November 25, 1951, to Aletha "Maxine" and Donald H. Lietzke, both of whom preceded him in death. His loss is greatly felt by his loving partner of 33 years, Dave Bueché; brothers Ronald (Jo), Huntsville, Ohio; Gary (Vicky), Hong Kong, China; Duane, Alma, Michigan; five nieces and nephews: Andrew, Caitlin, Nathan, Teddy and Lexi; and many family and friends, both in Michigan and Northern California. Dale was a devoted music fan and had one of the most impressive collections of vinyl LPs, each matched with an identical CD. He loved living in San Francisco, a place he called home for more than 30 years. The world famous Golden Gate Park served as a backyard for Dale and the Sonoma wine country was a perfect getaway spot. He traveled extensively in Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain and many other European destinations. He was a graduate of Everett High School in Lansing, Michigan, and earned a master's degree in Education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, having taught several years in the Charlotte, Michigan, school district. His career in San Francisco included positions with The American Heart Association, United Way of the Bay Area, Basic American Foods, Nestle, The Clorox Company and most recently, the Coca-Cola beverage company. Dale was an open book and always had one in his hand. He volunteered and donated to organizations like St. Anthony's, Community United Against Violence, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, NPR, and many more. Favorite sports teams included The Spartans, Lions, Tigers, Niners and SF Giants. Services are pending in both East Lansing and San Francisco, after which time announcements will be made via newspaper and social media.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 25, 2013