Dale Glen Richert of Thermopolis, Wyoming, died in his home on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Dale was born February 8, 1943, to Ora and Mary Richert of Spring Lake, Michigan. Dale grew up in Spring Lake, joined the U.S. Army at age 18, and was stationed in Germany and Texas. After his service in the Army, he worked as a plumber in Spring Lake and started his own excavation company. In 1990, he closed his business and moved his family to Thermopolis, Wyoming. Dale worked for the city of Thermopolis for seven years before retiring; he then spent his time hunting and fishing, working on projects in his shop, and enjoying his family.
Dale is survived by his wife, Cathy; his son Glen and daughter-in-law Stephanie, and their children, Jared and Zakk; and his daughter Cindy and son-in-law Nate; all of Thermopolis. He is also survived by his stepson, A.J. Moore; grandson Brandon; and granddaughter Zoe, of Muskegon, Michigan.
Dale was the fourth of six children. He is survived by his brothers: George (Faye) Richert of Salem, Indiana, Ora (Theresa) Richert Jr. of Grand Haven, and R. Roger (Mary Anne) Richert of Spring Lake; and sisters: Patricia (Al) Larrabee of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Claudia (Dennis) Holmes of Spring Lake.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and Mary Richert, of Spring Lake.
Dale was a loyal friend, a wonderful father and husband, and a kind soul who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be remembered for his passion for the great outdoors and his unconditional love for his family and friends, who will greatly miss his stories and jokes around their tables. God bless Dale Glen Richert.
To honor Dale's wishes, no services are planned at this time.