[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dale Lee Wahl

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Tue Jun 24 04:51:00 PDT 2008

Thanks for posting this, Dave.

I wanted to point out to everyone that Dale was the key point person 
in the extraction of the St. Petersburg records.  It was he that 
encouraged Marcia Momose to create the group of volunteers to extract 
the Volhynia portion of these records.  And this group of volunteers 
were a catalyst in the formation of SGGEE a few years later.  His 
latest volunteer projects included the extraction of info from the 
EWZ records which benefit us (available at the Odessa3 website).

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 11:48 PM 23/06/2008, Dave Obee wrote:
>A week or so ago we learned of the death of Dale Lee Wahl, a true 
>friend of Volhynia researchers even if his own roots were a thousand 
>kilometres to the southeast. Many of us met him at the Tacoma event in 2001.
>Dale's obituary appeared on Sunday in the Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wa. 
>I have copied it below.
>Dave Obee
>Dale Wahl of Bremerton
>Feb. 20, 1938 to June 13, 2008
>Dale Lee Wahl, age 70, passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 
>13, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky.
>He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on February 20, 1938 to Theodore 
>and Josephine Wahl.
>Dale married June V. Oberg on June 24, 1961, in Millington, Tenn. He 
>served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years. After retiring in 1978, he 
>went to work for Lockheed Martin at naval Sub Base Bangor. After 
>leaving Lockheed, he spent the rest of his life as a family 
>historian with Germans from Russia Heritage Society.
>Dale was preceded in death by his father Theodore. He is survived by 
>his wife of 47 years June Wahl; mother Josephine Wahl of Oregon, his 
>sons Robert (Kristy) of California, David (Valerie) of Bremerton, 
>Jason of Bremerton and daughter Robin Wahl Elkins of Poulsbo.
>Dale also left behind 9 grandchildren: Brandon, Kayla, Amanda, 
>Taylor, Kyle, Kelsey, Dylan, Zoe and Aaron. He is also survived by a 
>brother Arthur (Gene) Wahl and sister Trena Patterson, both of 
>Oregon. There are numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins 
>(second, third, fourth, etc.) he is survived by, of whom several he 
>discovered through his genealogy research.
>There will be no services.

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