Dale Wolter

1941 - 2021



Services for Dale Wolter, 80, of Groton will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 3rd at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Groton.  Pastor Kari Foss will officiate.  Inurnment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery, Groton under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.   Family requests casual dress for the services.

Dale passed away May 27, 2021 at his home in Groton.

Dale DeWayne Wolter was born in Aberdeen on February 2, 1941 to Russell and Cora (Hunstad) Wolter.  At the age of 3, he moved with his family to the farm near Groton.  He attended school in Groton, where he had been active in FFA. Dale graduated in 1959 and continued his education at Northern State University for three years.  In November of 1963, he enlisted in the US Army and served until his honorable discharge in December of 1964.  Following, he returned to Groton where he worked construction for several years including work on the 3M and Federal Building. On June 29, 1973, he was united in marriage with Karen (Clopine) Baker.  The couple made their home in Groton where Dale farmed with his father.  He retired in the fall of 2020. 

Dale was a member of the Groton American Legion Post #39, where he served on the Honor Guard for many years.  He also belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge and Feather and Fin.  He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and woodworking.    

Celebrating his life is his wife, Karen of Groton, his children, Keith (Mayme) Baker of Groton, Collette Baker of San Fransico, CA, Coralea Wolter of Groton, two grandsons, Allen (fiancé Alicia Soberall) and Rayne Baker, his sisters, Aloise (Gene) Brolin of Groton, Anita Kohrer of Bloomington, his chosen family, Ann (Craig) Kolb of Groton and their children, McKensey (Tony) Konold, Brad (Chelsey) Sheridan and his precious lap dog, Ruthie. 

Preceding him in death were his parents and his son, Kervin.

Honorary Urnbearers will be his Morning Coffee and Breakfast Crew.

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Wenzel Likness

June 3, 2021 9:49 PM

He was a lifelong friend, a college room mate, best man at our wedding and a gentle giant. May he Rest In Peace. RIP Dale

Louise Kriech

June 2, 2021 6:28 PM

My prayers will include prayers for comfort and healing as you celebrate Dales life and remember all the good he has done and the memories you have.  

Craig and Ann; Brad and Chelsey; Tony, McKensey, Raelee, Kalix, and Cainen

May 30, 2021 11:33 AM

Dale is a very special person to all of us! Love him!!!
Craig and Ann; Brad and Chelsey; Tony, McKensey, Raelee, Kalix, and Cainen

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