Dale Earl Carson

Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel

In memoriam of Dale Earl Carson, 09/10/1928 - 08/02/2015

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Dale Earl Carson, 86, of Stevensville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

A funeral service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman with Pastor Jon Bendewald officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service, 7301 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI 49127 or The American Legion Bridgman Post 331, PO Box 67, Bridgman, MI 49106.

Dale was born September 10, 1928 in Bartonville, Illinois, the son of the late Leslie M. and Bessie (Harris) Carson. Dale served in the US Navy on the USS Larson from 1945 - 1947. He married Mary Louise Grau on April 15, 1950 and they enjoyed 53 years together until her death in 2003. Dale was a truck driver for more than forty years working for Fruitbelt, J.W. Cartage and Gra-Bell retiring in 1988. He loved to travel in his motor home with Mary; fishing, mushroom hunting and sitting on the patio enjoying life.

Survivors include his children: Catherine (John) Benke of Sawyer, Dan (Gayle) Carson of Buchanan, Thomas (Charlene) Carson of Stevensville, Cynthia (Patrick) Shepherd of Baroda; grandchildren - Jacob (Lori) Shepherd, Jamie Goffman, Zachary (April) Carson, Dale (Kristin) Shepherd, Matt (Kaylene) Carson, Nicole (Ken) Anderson, Ashley Benke, Julie (Dan) Melotti, Shelley Rose and Brian Rose; thirteen great grandchildren; and his sister - Bernice Martz of Berrien Springs.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife Mary; and brothers: David and Bert Carson.

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