Interment will take place at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Lake Park and Sioux Valley American Legion members.
Dale passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, SD from a Hemorrhagic stroke suffered on January 26.
Dale William Bastman was born June 5, 1919 in Silver Lake Township, Dickinson County, the son of Wilhelm Friedrich Carl and Bertha Dorthy (Dwinger) Bastmann. He was the second of five children, including his brother, John George, and his sisters: Ellen Harriett, Edna Marie, and Anna Mae. At the age of five years he moved with his family to Sioux Valley Township, Jackson County, Minn., where he attended country school while beginning his career in farming with his parents.
Dale married the love of his life Luverna Florence Bunning, Dec. 18, 1941 at Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage they farmed until March 12, 1942 when he entered the USA Army with Company L of the 155th Infantry to defend his country in the South Pacific Theater career the couple made their home on a farm in Silver Lake Township, ntil purchasing the family farm in Sioux Valley Township, Jackson County, Minn., in March of 1952. Upon retirement on March 1, 1975, the couple moved to Lake Park and wintered in Arizona for twenty years. Dale
moved to Wel-Life Assisted living facility in Spirit Lake, on Sept. 1, 2007 where he lived the remainder of his life. Luverna passed away May 4, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, John; and two sisters: Ellen and Edna.
Dale is survived by sons: Stanley and wife, Marilyn of Spencer, and Donald (Trudy) and wife, Trudy of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Leslie and wife, Mary of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Annreat; and four grandchildren.