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Dale Richard Ender

December 19, 1926 ~ August 15, 2021 (age 94)


Dale Richard Ender, age 94, of Galien, died peacefully Sunday, August 15, 2021, in the comfort of his family’s presence, in his home.

His life began December 19, 1926 in Galien, Michigan, the oldest of two children born to Paul and Dorothy Ender.  He married Joyce Elaine Kool, August 24, 1950, in Galien, Michigan.  After 66 wonderful years of marriage, Joyce preceded him in death March 26, 2016.         

Dale and Joyce owned and operated Key Casting Incorporated in Sawyer, Michigan. They enjoyed boating and bowling in their younger years.  Dale was an outdoorsman, an avid fisherman, and loved mushroom hunting.  He was a hard worker.  He loved aviation and flying.  He enjoyed boating and he and Joyce would often spend time on the boat watching the boats go by with family and friends.    

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by five sons, Kevin (Tammy) Ender, Bryan (Eva) Ender, Brent (Eliza) Ender, Erik (Gloria) Ender, Scot (Elizabeth) Ender; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece, Karen; and two nephews, Denny and Craig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his sister, Betty Olmstead; and brother-in-law, Clare Olmstead. 

Family and friends will gather from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021 in the funeral home. 

Dale will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in Galien Township Cemetery.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Dale be made to the Galien Public Library, 302 North Cleveland Avenue, Galien, Michigan, 49113.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks.  Please share a memory or a message online:

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August 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
106 Ash Street East
Three Oaks, Michigan 49128

Funeral Service
August 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
106 Ash Street East
Three Oaks, Michigan 49128

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