[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dale Lee Wahl

Carolyn Schott cgschott at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 24 12:36:36 PDT 2008

For any of you who knew Dale, there's an online memory book at
http://www.grhs.org/dale.htm - read the comments others have left and add a
comment yourself. This website is being shared with his family so they can
see how much his "genealogy family" respected and cared for him.

Carolyn Schott

>Message: 2
>Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 05:51:00 -0600
>From: Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
>Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dale Lee Wahl
>To: Dave Obee <daveobee at shaw.ca>,
>	ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
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>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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