Obituary for Dale K. Wilkins

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Dale Keith Wilkins, age 70 of Onalaska, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his home. Dale was born in Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin on June 12, 1948 to Kenneth and Grace (Moeller) Wilkins. He was joined in marriage to Dianne Stoehr on November 7, 1970 in Seneca, Wisconsin . He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Dale spent many of his earlier years as a diesel mechanic both in the Seneca, Wisconsin and then in the La Crosse area and then later he worked as an over-the-road truck drive for Ashley furniture out of Arcadia, Wisconsin, having retired a few years ago. Dale was an avid hunter, his favorite being bow-hunting: His adventures included Elk hunting in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a Moose hunt with his son in Alberta, Canada. He was known for his fine wood-working, creating many pieces of furniture for family members. He was a life-time member of the Chaseburg rod & gun club.
Dale is survived by his wife; Dianne, his children; Christine (Chuck Chvala) Wilkins of Madison, Wisconsin, and Craig (Kristin Plaski) Wilkins of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, his grandchildren; Colton and Adeline Chvala and Kayla Plaski, his father; Kenneth, and his siblings; Dixie (Don) McCullick, Dwight (Dawn) Wilkins of Viroqua, Wisconsin, and Doyle (Bengie) Wilkins of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his mother; Grace and his infant brother.
A memorial visitation will be held at Dickinson Family Funeral Home (1425 Jackson St., La Crosse, WI) on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., concluding with military honors. In lieu of flowers, it would be preferred that memorials be sent to the Chaseburg Rod & Gun Club (P.O Box 97, Chaseburg, WI 54621).
Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com to share online condolences.