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Dale Alfred Maves

Dale Alfred Maves

Dale Alfred Maves, 75, of Park Rapids, MN died on Wednesday, December 14, 2017 as a result of a car accident near Kabekona Corner rural Laporte, MN.

Dale was born on February 27, 1942 at Ottertail, Minnesota the son of William A. and Amalia Louisa (Fischer) Maves. He attended school at Park Rapids, graduating in 1961. He served in the MN Army National Guard for two years. He worked the majority of his life as a self- employed welder/steel fabricator at the shop he owned Dale's Welding and Machine. He also spent several years working in Alaska.

He was united in marriage to Sylvia Diane Hahn on September 29, 1995 in Roberts, SD. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, making trips to the casino. He also enjoyed "Recycling" at the "Dump Grounds" and various other locations. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family.

He is survived by his children - Mitchell Maves ; and Melissa Weckwerth both of Park Rapids, MN; His step-sons - Mark (Juanita) Lorentz of Fairbanks, AK; Steve (Sherrie) Lorentz of Mpls, MN; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. His sister - Mildred Prescott; Many nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son - Michael in 1991, his wife -Sylvia in 2003, his sister - Lois Yliniemi and his brother Bill.

Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN. Friends may leave condolences at