Dale Robert Duim, 46, of Outlook passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008.
He was born on March 8, 1962 in Tacoma to Wilbur and Margaret (Bos) Duim. He received his education in Sunnyside, graduating with the class of 1980.
On Aug. 13, 1981, he married the love of his life, Wanda Atchley, in Sunnyside.
He worked as a hay hauler, on various dairies, for Westenberg Construction, drove truck for LTI Milky Way and most recently had been driving truck for Pre-Mix of Sunnyside. He was a member of the Outlook Volunteer Fire Department and Teamsters Local 760.
He was a friend and father to all. He had a heart of gold. He loved to tease, enjoyed outdoor activities and was a jack-of-all-trades. Family was very important to him, most of all his children and granddaughter. Patience and understanding were always there, just not in abundance.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Duim of Outlook; one daughter, Dusty Dietz of Outlook; one son, Mitchell Duim (Maria) of Sunnyside; one granddaughter, Catlin Dietz and one grandchild on the way; his parents, Wilbur and Margaret Duim of Sunnyside; his father-in-law, Joe Atchley of Moxee; sister, Deanne Reynolds of Chelan; brother, Larry Duim of Seattle; brother- in-law, Ken Atchley; sister-in-law, Donna (Shane) Baker; numerous beloved aunts and uncles; nieces, Casey (Brandon) Mason, Jessica Reynolds, Hannah Duim, Rylee and Krista Baker; nephew, Alex Reynolds; and cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Wanda L. Atchley.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to honor Dale's memory may contribute to the Outlook Fire Department or love gifts to the family. Those wishing to share their memories or sign Dale's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.