Dale A. Oisten

Dale A. Oisten

Dale passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He was born July 13, 1948 in Allegan the son of Clayton and Marion (Esseltine) Oisten. After high school Dale joined the Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He then went on to serve in the Army National Guard. Dale had worked as a press operator at Haworth for 18 years until he medically retired in 1994.

Dale enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was thought of as grandfather to all. He enjoyed giving them tractor rides and playing cards. In his spare time he liked doing yard work, fishing, and hunting and was active in his church. Dale was a life member of VFW Post 3030 and American Legion Post 84. On June 22, 1983 in Douglas he married Candy who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Sheldon (Sarah) Lambert of Ohio, Tracy Counterman of Bay City, Jodi (Rob) Stille of Holland, Dale Oisten Jr. of West Olive and Michelle (Sean) Evans of Allegan; 17 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and siblings, Grace (Jim) Richardson and Peggy (John) Kraak.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Tim Counterman and by his sister, Judy Massie.

Friends may visit with Dale’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 20, 2017 with Pastor Austin Kreutz officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Jim & Bonnie Hoffman says:

    So sorry for your loss Oisten family, I have known Dale for many years as we both went to Allegan High School. Rest in Peace my good friend.

  2. Audrey Neese says:

    So sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you Candy and all your family. Love you.

  3. David J. Delemme says:

    From All the members of American Legion Post 84 of Otsego, we salute Legionnaire Dale Olsten’s service to our country in Vetnam, the American Legion, and service to our community. Dale was a member of Post 84 for around 9 years, and was well respected and loved by his fellow Legionnaires. Dale held a number of positions at Post 84 such as, House & Hall Rental Manager, and also positions as an officer. Dale volunteered a lot for the annual Red Cross Blood Drive when held at Post 84.He always talked about his grandchildren, fishing and hunting, and military events when attending the Wednesday morning veterans coffee get-togethers at Post 84. Dale would always volunteer to help do anything when his health allowed it. Dale will be missed greatly by all of us at Post 84. “Till We Meet Again My Friend” may God hold you near.
    Dave Delemme- Post 84 Adjutant / Allegan County commander.

  4. Tina Silva says:

    I have great memories of time spent with all of you, my Michigan family, and will miss him very much. I am sad he is gone. Love you.

  5. Harv & Carol Visser says:

    Candy and family
    Our thoughts are with you in your grief. Dale was a unique individual with determination, humor and faith bundled together in one of God’s special servants.

    What joy that we have assurance of a future life with no death, pain or heartache. We rejoice that Dale is home and we extend our sympathy to all of you who are experiencing the pain of his loss.

  6. Annette Hoppenworth says:

    Candy, I am so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. You are loved!

  7. Sandy and John Troost says:

    Candy, our hearts are truly breaking for you (but also rejoicing that he is now with our Savior!) May the joy of the Lord be your strength!

  8. Mark and Millie Stull says:

    Sending our sympathy to Candy and her family. We got to spent time with Dale and Candy this summer watching our granddaughters in a dance competition. Dale had a lot of love for everyone..

  9. Ivan and Kathy Kibby says:

    Dear Candy and family, we are so sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. He is healed, praise God! May God surround with amazing grace.

  10. Doug Kaylor says:

    our sympathy and condolences to Dale’s family. I grew up just down the road from Dale. Dale was a nice guy , always full of fun. so sorry to hear of his passing.

    Doug & Sally Kaylor

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