Dec 16, 2018 Latest post:
Feb 17, 2021
Update: Dale entered Mayo on January February 21, 2021 and found out that the cancer has spread to his brain. He is now at home with hospice care.
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Dale was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer with it spreading to his prostate, lymph nodes, and possibly the bones. In August 2018 he went to the doctor with what they thought was UTI. That is when to road to finding the cancer began. On December 13, 2018 he began seeking medical treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He will begin chemotherapy on December 19, 2018. Dale is known for his love of nature that he captures through the lense of his camera sharing the amazing beauty of Mother Nature with others. He is an artist who creates amazing fused glass artwork. Dale shares his knowledge with his co-workers and students in the art dept of Normandale Community College where he is employed. Dale is a carefree happy go lucky man who loves most of all in this world his family. He is a father to his buddy Tommy who have shared many adventures together through the Cub/Boy Scouts Troop 300 and Troop 313 where Dale served as the Cub Scout Master for many years. Dale learned the value of giving back to his community through his participation in the Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) in Dundas and Northfield, Minnesota. It is here where he met his wife Cindy Keogh a fellow JC from a neighboring town. Together they with their son Tommy are active in their community and St. Dominic's Catholic Church where Dale is a Knight of Columbus. Dale comes from a strong faithful family which includes his mother Irene and siblings: Jean, Bonnie, Don, Ken, Jan, and Amy who have been victims of his many playful pranks. It is now as a family they all need our prayers and strength as Dale takes on the battle of his life. Please keep him close in your thoughts and prayers for him to be a warrior who wins this battle.