Dale Schiele, 63, entered his eternal rest on April 22nd, 2022, at his home in Phoenix after a short battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Polson, MT, on Saturday, April 30th. His family welcomes anyone to attend a memorial potluck on Saturday, May 14th, at Mountain View Park Community Center (8625 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale 85258) from 4-7 PM.
Dale grew up near Flathead Lake in Montana and left home after high school to attend college in Phoenix, where he lived for 45 years. He got a job at Burger King, where he met his wife Pam (his boss), who was never very happy with how slowly Dale wrapped Whoppers. Fortunately, they worked through those issues and eventually married, having a son, Bryan, a few years later. He loved his family deeply and fully. But while he was an amazing husband and father, he was never more happy than when Bryan married Sharilyn, and they blessed him to become a grandfather to his granddaughter, Ashlyn. Seriously, he never stopped beaming over that girl!
Dale studied to become an electrical technician at DeVry, and eventually graduated from ASU with an electrical engineering degree. Dale loved to solve problems, the more complex and nuanced, the better. He was methodical, thorough, and always thinking three steps ahead. You might describe him as a "jack of all trades" with skills in electronics, computers, woodworking, drawing, music, writing, and especially his ability to build an otherworldly spreadsheet! He worked at Motorola and General Dynamics until his "retirement" in 2016. But he got bored and went back to work for W5 Technologies until a few months before his death. Dale loved his job and the many amazing people he worked with.
He also loved the Suns, his dog Lucy, ice-cold Mountain Dew, a witty joke, and especially a good spreadsheet. Did we mention he was into spreadsheets? But what set Dale apart was his love for the Lord and his deep concern for people. He gave his life to Christ and worshiped with the Monte Vista church of Christ in Phoenix, serving as a Bible class teacher, preacher, song leader, deacon, and eventually as a shepherd. He believed in others, even when few others did, and bent over backward to help them. He used his love for problem-solving to counsel and guide people to becoming who God wanted them to be. Dale touched countless hearts, and his impact will be felt for years to come. He was a model of someone who was always prepared to go home. He never asked for the spotlight as a servant of the King, but we'd all do well to be as dedicated and ready as Dale was for eternity.
May God bless us all in our time of grief. And may we take to heart his example, a life well-lived for the Lord, as we follow in Dale's footsteps down that narrow road that leads to eternal life! If you’d like to share a memory of Dale with his family, please visit dale.schiele.family