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Carl 'Dale' Wass

 

February 5, 2020

Carl "Dale" Wass was born Aug. 13, 1948. It was a Friday the 13th, and he liked to remind us every time a Friday the 13th rolled around again. He passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, after a brave fight with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont., on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. with a reception at the VFW immediately following.

In addition to being a hero to his children, he also served in several heroic roles during his life including a cop, EMT, and Vietnam veteran. He worked as a self-employed sheet metal worker and later retired from NorthWestern Energy.

Dale was blessed with wonderful friends, and in his last few years handling his wife's death, heart attacks, surgeries, and cancer, Dale would frequently comment on how blessed he was to have such wonderful friends and family to support him. His family thanks all of you for being that special support to him and to each of us.

Through all the medical trials, Dale kept his sense of humor. After having his cancerous eye removed he attended his 50-year class reunion handing out bouncy ball and gumball eyeballs to his classmates telling them he would "be keeping his eye out" for them. His humor throughout his life was a hallmark of his character. He was a loyal friend, a supportive relative, a hard worker, and a loving father.

Dale is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Patricia "Patty" Craven Wass; parents Carl Alfred Wass and Mable Hegg Wass; one brother, Myron Wass; one sister, Charlene Sternhagen; one brother-in-law, Lee Spurgin; and four nephews, Douglas, Marcus, Arlin Dale, and Charles Sternhagen.

Dale is survived by three children, Anna (Nathan) Talafuse, Janice (David) Barbee and Luke Wass; seven grandchildren, Eric, Andrew, Payton, Gabriel, and Olivia Talafuse, and Kirra and Logan Barbee. These grandchildren were a significant joy to him and he could often be heard telling people he would have had grandkids first if he knew how wonderful they would be. He is also survived by four siblings, Arlin (Judy) Wass, Jan Spurgin, Orville (Virginia) Wass and Linda (Marvin) Frank; one sister-in-law Percy Wass; 37 nieces and nephews; and over 70 great nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Glasgow VFW Post 3107

1222 US-2

Glasgow, MT 59230

 

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