Dale B. Wuorinen

TOIVOLA – Dale B. Wuorinen, , a resident of Toivola passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 16, 2013.

He was born on July 16, 1949, in Hancock, a son of Leona (Mikkola) Wuorinen and the late Benhart Wuorinen. Dale was a graduate of Jeffers High School with the class of 1967.

Mr. Wuorinen was a Veteran having served with the United States Army, stationed in Korea.

Dale was a lifelong resident of Toivola. He owned and operated the Toivola Service and Lunch until his retirement.

He enjoyed playing with the Oldtimers Hockey League, even going to Finland to play against their Oldtimers hockey team. Dale was an avid sportsman, loving to fish speckies and hunt birds. He was able to enjoy a few fishing trips to Canada. Dale also loved to share stories and was always willing to, if he had an open ear.

Following his father’s death, Dale moved in to help care for his mother and she helped return the favor with a warm meal and clean clothing. He was always very appreciative and thankful of any help he would receive.

Dale dearly loved his children, grandchildren and was so waiting to see them this summer.

Preceding him in death were his father; brother, Donny; sister, Carole; nephew, George Schutz; and great nephew Cory Schutz.

Surviving are his children, Joe (Rachel) Wuorinen of Englewood, Colo., Sara (Shaun Clymer) Wuorinen of Englewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher and Charlie; mother, Leona Wuorinen, a resident patient at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility; brother, Cliff Wuorinen of Toivola; sisters, Janet (George) Schutz of Toivola, Benjean (Tom) Tatti of Warren, Mich., Barb (Greg) Stark of Wayland, Mich.; sister-in-law, Terry Wuorinen of Painesdale; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Funeral services for Dale will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 19, from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock.

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The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock has been assisting the family with the arrangements.