Dale Herbert Simpson Tuesday, July 5, 1932 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dale Herbert Simpson, age 85, of Berrien Center, died at his home on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

He was born July 5, 1932, in Chicago, the son of Ruth E. (Anderson) and Judson H. Simpson. Dale graduated from Hylandale Academy in 1950. He married Johanna B. Guthrie on April 23, 1952 in Niles. They were married for 63 years until her passing in 2015.

He served in the United States Army from 1952 through 1954 and was stationed in Virginia and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was a non-combatant working for the army as an electrician.

After his military service, Dale worked as an electrician at AP Electric in Niles, at Cook Nuclear Plant and Delta Star Electric in South Bend, and was noted for his ingenuity. This year he received his 60-year service pin from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Dale loved music and sang in his church choir for 50 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and was an avid Amateur Radio Operator, having made contact with operators in over 325 countries.

Dale is survived by his two sons, Kenneth (Mary) of Berrien Center and Allen (Deborah) of Buchanan; a granddaughter, Erin (Jared) Williams of California; three grandsons, Clifford Simpson and Gregory Simpson of Michigan, and Burton Simpson of California; and his niece, Sherri (Rich) Hannon of Salt Lake City, Utah.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lael Evelyn Rhino.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 7, from 2 - 4 p.m. (EST) at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, with services following at 4 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online messages may be left for the family at www.allredfuneralhome.com

 

 

October 7, 2017, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

October 7, 2017, 4 p.m. Saturday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Ken, am sorry for your family's loss of your father. I see where you got your interest in music and ham radio! I worked with Dale and Al on a terminating crew at Cook and I still remember standing in front of cabinets and him teaching me his methods. At break time we would sit there and he and Al would read scripture to those who would listen....I sat close to them. I am sure he is well rewarded for his time here on earth.

My condolences to the family. One winter day, after cross country skin at Love Creek County Park, I stopped at Dale's home to thank him for his and Joanna's wonderful gesture in turning over their 24-25 acres to LCCP. What a wonderful man Dale was. His and Joanna's gesture allowed LCCP to increase to almost 200 acres and expand the trail system. I will forever be grateful to Dale and Joanna for this wonderful decision. Heidi Warners Daniels, Porter County, IN.

My condolences to the Simpson family. I worked with Dale at DC Cook Nueclear Power Plant early in my career. I got to know Dale better when I became a Union Official. Talking to Dale about things other than work helped me get to know a man who had a deep comittment to his family and faith. May God Bless the Simpson family in this difficult time and may Dale Rest in Peace.

Ken, sorry for your family's loss. 

Dave KB8YEI

We are saddened by Dale's passing. He was a good friend of my father, Harold Bishop. Dale & Dad shared many a good story and laugh together. He will be missed. Peace be to your family.