Dale A. Eyestone, age 70, Baxter, MN, passed away on July 8, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN with his wife and daughter at his side. Dale was born June 5, 1950, in Breckenridge, MN to James and Coreen (Johnson) Eyestone. He grew up in Osakis, MN and later graduated from Perham High School in Perham, MN. Dale loved to learn. He earned a Business and Office Education degree from Wadena Area Technical Institute, an Associate in Arts degree from Brainerd Community College and later attended St. Cloud State University. Dale served active duty with the MN Army National Guard until his retirement in 1999 as SFC with HHC, 1st Battalion, 194th Infantry at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. He was later self-employed delivering express mail for the USPS.
Dale is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia, daughter Shelly (Scott) Streed, and grandchildren Jaden and Anna; step-mother Katie Eyestone; brothers Dennis (Mei), Paul, Barry, and Rick; step-brother Larry Helsene; sisters Darlyne Eyestone and Dorie (Dean) Koppelman; step-sisters Marlys (Brian) Anderson and Marlene Brown, and a large extended family including special uncle Larry (Coleen) Johnson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and step-brothers Warren “Rusty” Helsene and Lee Brown.
Dale was a loyal friend who loved ski trips, golf outings, and taking countless cross-country motorcycle trips to rallies all over the U.S. with his life-long pals. Dale was a dedicated sports fan, who avidly followed his favorite MN teams. He was a talented bowler, who enjoyed league membership in Brainerd for many years. Dale was a devoted husband, creating a lifetime of memories with his wife and best friend Pat as they enjoyed travelling across the country or simply spending quiet time together at home. Dale was the world’s best dad, always willing to share his wisdom, love, quick wit and great sense of humor. Dale was a great big kid at heart. He first enjoyed pestering his daughter, and later his grandkids, into constantly accompanying him to various local attractions like mini golf, water slides, the go-kart track, and of course, weekly movies. Dale’s proudest accomplishment in life was being an amazing, fun and loving grandpa “Boppy” to Jaden and Anna. He will be greatly missed.
A walk through visitation will be held Thursday, July 16 from 1-2:30 pm at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN. Masks and social distancing are appreciated. Private family services will follow.