Dale G. Garlock, age 59 of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in CentraCare Health Hospital Emergency Department in Melrose, Minnesota.
A visitation with a Prayer Services will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose, Minnesota. A Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Klasson officiating.
Dale Gary Garlock was born September 6, 1959 in Little Falls, Minnesota, the oldest child of Jeanette Rose (Kurowski) and Gary Dale Garlock. Dale grew up in Little Falls and graduated from Little Falls High School in 1977. Following high school, he completed the Mechanical Program at Brainerd Area Technical College. Dale was a hard worker. For years, he worked at Meat Processing Plants in North Dakota and Minnesota and was highly efficient at his work. He later worked as carpenter for a time and in manufacturing. About 15 years ago, he decided to partner with his father, Gary and establish G & G Recycling. Together, they would recycle and repurpose anything. Dale enjoyed the challenge of getting engines to run and was a good mechanic.
On July 13, 1996, he was united in marriage to DeAnne Akason. He enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Dale could be described as a workaholic, but when he sat down in his chair, he enjoyed watching television, especially history documentaries.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 23 years, DeAnne of Melrose; children, Christopher Garlock (April Steffen) of Little Falls, Christene (Chad) Bloom of Little Falls, Jonathon Garlock of Randall, Amanda Garlock of Rapid City, SD, Carrie Adamson of Rapid City, SD, Whitney Kalliokoski of Velva, ND, Jason (Amanda) Berg of Freeport, Josh (Mandi) Berg of Sauk Centre, Justin (Tina) Berg of Sauk Centre, and Amanda Berg of Melrose; many grandchildren; his parents, Jeanette and Gary Garlock of Little Falls; brother, Rodney (Debi) Garlock of Little Falls and Sheila (David) Benson of Little Falls; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his father-in-law Gary Akason in December 2018.