Dale Thomas Winter of Gilbert, AZ passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 74.
Dale was born August 19, 1938 in Eaton, the son of the late Herman John and Hazel Leona (Cupp) Winter.
Dale graduated from Eaton High School in 1958. His early years were spent farming with his young family. Dale and his wife relocated to Arizona where Dale retired from Salt River Project after 24 years of service. His love of farming, family and god was always present in his life.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Lois (Jackson) Winter; son and daughter-in-law: Tom and Janet Winter of Somerville; daughters: Susan Winter of Gilbert, AZ and Heather (Winter) Klotz of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren: John and David Winter of Somerville, and Randy and Katie Klotz of Mesa, AZ; sisters: Ruth (Winter) Thompson and Virginia (Winter) Clippinger of Camden.
Friends may visit and celebrate Dale's life at a memorial gathering between 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233. For more information, please visit, www.falconerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dale may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, as Dale held a special place in his heart for children battling cancer.