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Dale G. Ketola, 65

| June 15, 2021 10:35 AM

Dale G. Ketola, 65, was called home and brassed out for the last time on June 9, 2021. He was born on Dec. 22, 1955, to Kenneth W. Ketola and Joyce A. Ketola (Lancour) of Gwinn, Mich., and graduated from Ishpeming High School, Class of 1974, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Dale enjoyed outdoor activities including: hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and he attended various races throughout his years. Dale loved spending time with family, especially his two sons, eight grandchildren, life companion and dog.

He had a passion for mining; he began his career in the underground mines of the Silver Valley in North Idaho. He also worked at various mines such as Pogo in Alaska and two dam jobs in Washington and Oregon. However, he spent the majority of his career at the Stillwater Mine.

Dale is survived by his two sons, Keith (Jenny) of Columbus and Bradley (Misty) of Reed Point; as well as two brothers, Larry (Bonnie) of Negaunee, Mich., and Mark (Jaclyn) of Columbus; his partner in life, Jennifer Davis; his grandchildren, Brock, Skyler, Seth, Mason, Korbin, Bristol, Braley and Brooklyn; his beloved golden retriever, Ellie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dale is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Gary and three nephews.

Please join us for Dale’s celebration of life from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Anipro Event Center in Absarokee, Mont.