There will be no visitation.
There will be a lunch following the service at Grace United Methodist Church.
Dale passed away at home in Ruthven on Thursday, April 12, 2007.
Dale was born to Charles Dewey Belken and Geneva Merinda Woods on March 18, 1940 in Spirit Lake. He lived in that area until moving to Spencer in 1961.
In 1961, he married Eula Marie Utley on April 7, 1961. They lived in Spirit Lake for three months where he worked at Berkleys Fly until he was laid off. Dale held various jobs until 1965; he then got a job with the city of Spencer where he worked for 34 years. He lived in Spencer until 1984. He then moved to Lost Island Lake in Ruthven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Morris; one daughter, Joan; one brother, Duane; one sister, Darlene Reeves; five brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.
Dale is surved by his wife, Eula; one son, Tony; two granddaughters; and one great granddaughter; and four sisters: Betty Smith of Milford, Sherri Dare and husband, Don of Big Fork, Minn., Sevilla Tvedte and husband, Craig of Okoboji, and Barb Haggenson and husband, Dave of Spirit Lake.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.