Dale I. Beischel, 84, resident of Calgary passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his cabin near Sandpoint, Idaho. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 800 85 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T3H 4C7. Funeral Mass will also be held on Thursday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michaels. Dale was born on April 25, 1930 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada to Roy and Blanche Beischel. He grew up and attended school in Weyburn and earned his geology degree from the University of Oregon. On October 20, 1956 Dale married Delphine Armstrong in Edmonton, Alberta and made their home in Calgary, where Dale worked in the oil and gas industry. Most of his career was spent with Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas, which later merged with Dome Petroleum. Dale then moved to Bow Valley Industries where he retired as Senior Vice President in 1988. Dale was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Calgary. He and Delphine spent 31 summers at their cabin. As successful as he was in business, Dale's greatest pride and joy and accomplishment was his family. He enjoyed all sports, hunting, and traveling. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Delphine Beischel; three daughters Diane (Doug) Barnett of Calgary, Karen LeBlanc of Calgary, and Susan Beischel of Calgary; two sons Dr. Douglas Beischel of Phoenix, AZ and Mark (Lisa) Beischel of Kansas City, KS; 11 grandchildren Ryan, Brittney, Claire, Marie, Lyndon, Lara, Liv, Lars, Collin, Lauren, and Madelynn; and two great-granddaughters, Angelina and Kaia. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Deborah. Memorial donations may be made to the "Arthritis Society" at http://www.arthritis.ca/donate. Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.lakeviewfuneral.com to sign his guest book.
Published in The Calgary Herald from July 8 to July 9, 2014