Dale Eugene Fish, 70 of Reedsburg, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023, at his residence, with his family by his side.
Dale was born July 15, 1952, in Reedsburg to the late Lawrence and Leona (Douglas) Fish. Following graduation from Webb High School in 1970, he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Dale was employed by Wisconsin Dairies/Foremost Farms for over thirty years. He also worked at Lands’ End and Sauk Prairie Hospital. Nothing made Dale happier than working in his shop, tinkering with lawn mowers and other small engines. He loved to make people laugh. His favorite joke was “Air Italian,” which his family and friends heard many, many times. He loved music, dancing and playing the tambourine. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather until frontotemporal dementia took over his life.
In addition to his wife Diane of 44 years, Dale is survived by his daughter Jodi (Michael) McCarville of Reedsburg and his son Jared (fiancée Allyson) of Sun Prairie, and his grandsons; Jaxson, Colton and Connor, and an expected granddaughter coming this September. He is further survived by his brothers Michael (Mary) Fish, Patrick (Kelli) Fish, his sister Mary Lee Gullickson, sisters-in-law Marilyn Fish and Karen (Rollie) Schultz, brother-in-law Charles (Lauri) Muchow, an aunt and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers; Lawrence, Raymond and Kenneth, and his in-laws Gilbert and Arleda Muchow.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dale on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. Reverend Patrick Wendler and Reverend Thomas Monaghan will con-celebrate. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm at Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will follow services with military rites at St. Peter Cemetery in Loganville.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be given in Dale’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank Dr. Fast, Dr. Walaszek and Agrace Hospice for their exceptional care of Dale during his battle with illness.