Dale Udell Netherda
1934 - 2019
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December 20, 1934 ˜ October 22, 2019

Dale Netherda was born to Edna and Ernest Netherda in Wood, South Dakota, on December 20, 1934, the sixth of seven children. During his childhood the family moved to Yakima, Washington, where Dale graduated from Yakima High School in 1952. The following year Dale married his high school sweetheart, Eva Marie Martian. Their first two children, Shelley and Janet, were born in Yakima before moving in 1956 to Vancouver, Washington, where three additional siblings joined the family: Pamela, Debbie and Dale. In their early Vancouver years the family owned Dale & Eva’s Food Market on 39th and Kauffman in Vancouver where the entire family worked to run the store, and help eat the profits. For a few years, the family also experimented operating an animal hobby farm in Ridgefield, Washington, which is still the source of many family memories. Dale worked for the City of Vancouver Water Department for many years, retiring in 1990. He was one of the founding members that established ASCME Local 307 in 1963.
Dale’s biggest pleasure in life was his family. Packing the family of seven in the car and traveling to Yakima to visit relatives was a common occurrence, regardless of weather. As their children married, Dale had their phone numbers on auto dial and called frequently to get updates on family news. Dale loved baseball and took pride in coaching his son and watching his grandchildren play. For many years Dale was the bingo caller at the Vancouver Eagles lodge. After retirement Dale and Eva moved onto acreage near Goldendale, Washington where he enjoyed making new friends and hunting with family. In 2013 they moved back to Vancouver to be closer to family.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 66 years; and his children, Shelley (Larry) Bergstrom, Janet (Pat) Roche, Debbie (Stan) Cooper and Dale (Megan) Netherda; son-in-law, Charles Muehleck; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; daughter, Pamela Muehleck; and two grandchildren, Patrick Roche and Matthew Netherda.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Battle Ground Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Dale’s life can be sent to Vancouver SW PeaceHealth Hospital.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 3, 2019.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Battle Ground Community Center
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November 9, 2019
Dale went out of his way to help me when I was hired by the City of Vancouver Water Department. He was liked by everyone and was a good friend to many myself included, He had the neatest handwriting of anyone I ever met. I was very sorry to hear of his passing and I will miss him greatly. May God give Eva and the family peace during this time.
Lee Goodwin
November 6, 2019
Uncle Dale you will be missed terribly by all your family. You're kindness and caring seemed to have no limits. You're weekly calls helped me get through some very tough times. You always seemed to know what to say to lighten my day. Just knowing you were there gave me more comfort than you could possibly know. Words can not express the depth of loss I feel nor the sadness I have for your family in their time of sorrow. There is comfort in knowing you are with loved ones and have the peace you so richly deserve. My thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones as they struggle with the loss of a wonderful father and husband. 'Till we meet again - Love to you and your family. Janine
Janine Sorrell
November 4, 2019
May you rest on peace,Dale,You always had my total respect.
Barb Miller
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