We believe that a life should be celebrated with Love, Respect and Joyful Memories.

Dale Stoltenow

Mar 22, 1935 - Dec 14, 2017
ObituaryShare A Memory

 Dale E. Stoltenow, 82, beloved member of the Tieton/Highland community, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at The Cottage in the Meadow, on December 14, 2017.

Dale is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years Patricia, sister Ruth Knowles, Daughter Shelly Myers, Son Stacy (Kirsten) Stoltenow, Grandchildren, Beth Myers (John Worley), Justin Myers, Gunnar Stoltenow, Duncan Stoltenow, Great Grand Children McKenna Myers and Avrie Worley, Nieces Paula (Pat) Schille, Rhonda (Tony) Hauck, Sabrina Knowles (Jenny Pohlman) and Nephews Lee Stoltenow, Randy Knowles, Mark (Sherryl) Stoltenow, Burton (Sue) Knowles.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Bessie Stoltenow, Sister Francis Klatte, Brother Bill Stoltenow, Sister in Law Ella Mae Stoltenow and Nieces Mona (Al) Triplet and    Gayle (Jim) Norris.

Dale and his brother Bill were partners and the 3rd generation of farmers who pioneered from Germany to homestead in Tieton, Wa. Together they worked at developing the Apple, Pear and Cherry orchards that became known as Stoltenow Brothers. Dale enjoyed farming and the community around it. He had long lasting friendships with his fellow farmers who would meet up most days at Newland’s Drug Store or Vickie’s Café to share stories, talk business, and roll dice for coffee.

Dale and his wife Pat had a truly wonderful marriage, and took pleasure spending time together. From the first time Dale first noticed Pat in the school halls, and invited her to go to Yakima for a soda after the game; he knew they were meant to spend their lives together. And together they provided a home that was full of laughter, and filled with love and life lessons. They bought a cherry orchard in Selah, and moved their family, where they spent the next 50 years together. Their hearts and business remained in Tieton. 

Dale’s faith and love for Jesus started in Sunday school at Tieton Presbyterian Church where he learned and grew to know the Lord, was baptized, married, and fellowshipped throughout his life.

Some of Dale’s accomplishments include being a 4 year letterman in football, basketball and track, playing football for Yakima Valley Community College, founding member of the Mt. Clemens Archery club, sitting on the board of directors of Cowiche Growers 1986-1998 (Vice Chairman 95-98) and President of the Cherry Institute 1987.

Dale had many interests, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was always ready to go hunting, fishing, camping and hiking with friends and family.  Dale and Patricia enjoyed their vacations and traveled around the globe together on many adventures. He was fun loving, and enjoyed teasing and playful pranks with his Nieces, and nephews, friends, or anyone he could. 

A Celebration of a Life well lived is planned for December 27th 2017, 1:00pm  at the First Presbyterian Church in Tieton.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tieton Presbyterian Church or The Cottage in The Meadow


Funeral Information

Funeral service

Dec 27, 2017:1:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church

740 Franklin Rd, Tieton, WA 98947