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Dale D. Wallace

Dale passed away Monday, April 24, 2023 in Grand Rapids.

He was born June 15, 1969 in Plainwell the son of Roland and Helen (Brown) Wallace. Dale worked at J&L Electric and IBEW in Indiana as an electrician. He also owned and operated Five 2 Outdoors and KR Pizzas. Dale was an avid outdoorsman and loved bow hunting. On October 19, 1996 in Lawton he married Kerri Pullen who survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Kyler Wallace of Paw Paw; mother, Helen Wallace of Otsego; siblings, Brett (Debbie) Wallace of Otsego and Veronica (Mike) Eckler of Dorr; 2 nephews; 1 niece; 2 great-nephews and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may visit with Dale’s family from 4-7 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 28, 2023 with Pastor Jeremy Africa officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Dale may be made to the Cass County Animal Control/Shelter.

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Agnes Vanarsdal

April 24, 2023 at 5:19 pm

Helen, I am so very sorry . May God’s grace be with you and all who loved Dale.

Hugs and love to you.


Jodi Shaw

April 24, 2023 at 6:38 pm

Our hearts are heavy and broken after learning of Dale’s passing. Sending peace and love to Kerri, Kyler and Dale’s entire family. He fought a long and tough battle and I could see he was very grateful to have Kerri in his corner supporting him. I was asked to cut his hair a week ago in his hospital room. I’m so grateful I was asked and am happy I had the chance to visit with him for awhile. He is now out of pain and unhooked from monitors, he’s able to move around and feed the deer. He is also forever watching over those he loves, until you/we see him again Much love, Jodi, Mikayla and Keenan


Dale Gordon

April 24, 2023 at 6:58 pm

My condolences to you and your family Veronica.


Genni (Sweet) Plyley

April 24, 2023 at 8:40 pm

Kerri, I wish I had the words to comfort you during this difficult time. Dale was one of the good guys. You never thought about him without bringing a smile . May God wrap his arms around you and your family while you learn how to get up each day and go on without him here with you. So sorry for your loss.


Larry Meyer

April 24, 2023 at 9:59 pm

So sorry for your loss, He truly was a great person. He was always a genuine person.


sherry collins cunningham

April 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

I am so sorry for your for your unbearable loss. May Dale rest in peace and no longer be in pain. If there’s anything I can do for you or your daughter, please let me know and again I’m so sorry for your loss.


Marilyn Dilley

April 25, 2023 at 8:32 am

Helen so sorry for your loss .sad that we didn’t know him I knew you over the years. Hope that you are doing well. Going to. try find your address to send a card.i will let aunt Leona about dales death. She is doing good still in. Green areas she is 95 or 96. With a sharp mind. Sending love to you so sorry for loss


Sandy Wallace Holland

April 25, 2023 at 9:38 am

Dear Helen and family, I am very sorry to hear about Dale’s passing, I send my love and prayers to you, cherish the memories, keep them in your hearts. HE was such a cute little boy. I have memories of him and they will make me smile. Bless you all!


Patricia & Ralph Rybicki

April 25, 2023 at 11:08 am

We have no words to describe how much we our hearts are breaking for all of Dale’s family. My you hold on to all those treasured moments and know that we will all be together again.


Colleen K. Ziemer

April 25, 2023 at 9:57 pm

Dear Josie, Kerri and the Wallace Family, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.


John Shelton

April 26, 2023 at 12:32 am

Thinking of all of Dale’s family during this tragic time. I have known as we attended Allegan St. Elementary together when we moved to Otsego in 3rd grade. Dale was the smiling face that never let anything rattle him. I am sure his bright personality and quick wit traveled with him over the years. Godspeed, Dale.


Bernie and Brenda Brown

April 26, 2023 at 12:32 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, so sorry for your loss.


Kim Tikkanen

April 26, 2023 at 5:48 pm

Aunt Helen, Brett, Veronica and family

What you are going through is unimaginable. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sudden loss.


Natalie Smith

April 26, 2023 at 7:14 pm

Dale was one of my first friends, as we grew up together in the same neighborhood. I have lots of memories of him that I will always treasure. My heart breaks for his family and I pray they will get through this difficult time.


Wendy Evans

April 26, 2023 at 8:12 pm

Hugs, Love and Prayers to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss. ♥️


Jake Ramage

April 27, 2023 at 1:03 pm

I live in Kentucky where Dale owns land and got to know him over the last couple years while passing by his place on the way into my families land. Our mutual love for hunting and the outdoors led us to many great conversations and even sometimes daily texting during hunting seasons to see how the other was fairing on the hunt. As someone who doesn’t know anyone else in his family or circle of friends, I know you all must be great and wonderful people by the man I got to know. I’m tremendously sorry for your loss and will certainly be saddened that I’ve lost a new friend and neighbor down in our neck of the woods. God bless and prayers for you all.


Robin Sides

April 28, 2023 at 1:10 pm

Dear Kerri.

My heart goes out to you. I know you’re pain all to well. You are in thought and prayers.

Robin Haas Sides


Marcelle Brigham

April 28, 2023 at 6:13 pm

So sorry for your loss Kari just found out today love marcy anita’s and family


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