Dale Clarence Lonborg 82, a lifelong Oakville resident, passed away, February 25, 2014. Dale was born March 3, 1931, in Oakville, to Harry and Mabel (Root) Lonborg. Dale is a graduate of Oakville High School Class of 1949. After high school he served in the U.S. Army in Korea where he received formal training in automotive mechanics. Dale and his father owned and operated “Lonborg Logging” for a while. He later went to work for Washington State Department of Transportation, then the Operating Engineers Local #302 as a heavy equipment operator and then again back with Washington State Department of Transportation eventually retiring in 1992. Dale married his wife of 57 years, Ann Wollen on March 29, 1957, she survives him at the family home. Dale was a member of the Oakville American Legion and the Oakville Grange. He served as Fire Commissioner for the Oakville Fire Department, and was a proud member of the NRA. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, clam-digging and going on long drives.
In addition to his wife, Dale is survived by his son, Terry Lonborg and wife, Judy of Tumwater; and daughters, Kay Gueller of Oakville and Lori Lonborg of Rochester. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Bruce Lonborg; and his brother, Richard Lonborg. He will be dearly missed.
Viewing will be from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Whiteside, followed by interment at the Oakville Cemetery and a reception at the Oakville Methodist Church. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Oakville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 6, Oakville WA 98568, or The Oakville Cruiser, P.O. Box 644, Oakville WA 98568.
Please visit and sign the online tribute to Dale @ www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com.