Dale Allen Buchta, 46

Dale Allen Buchta, 46, of rural Clarissa, MN, went to be with the Lord, on September 4, 2012. Funeral services for Dale will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Peter FanderWeyst officiating.  Interment will be at  Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.

Dale was born on May 8, 1966 on Mother’s Day at the Bertha Hospital, Bertha, MN to Josephine (Bartylla) Buchta and Edward “Elroy” Buchta Jr. Dale was the oldest of six children.

Dale grew up in Browerville, MN. He attended and graduated from Browerville Public High School in 1984. After graduation, he worked various jobs. Dale started working at Central Bi-Products in Long Prairie, MN in 1987. He worked there for the past 25 years. Dale was a very hard worker both at work and home. He was loved by his co-workers.

Dale married Teresa Leagjeld on May 31, 1988. They had three children. Tamara (Buchta) Boeckermann, Jessica (Buchta) Priem, and Thomas Allen Buchta. Dale loved his children deeply and was so proud to be their “Dad”. He loved spending quality time with his children. Fishing and hunting with his children was a favorite past-time.

Dale loved his dogs “Bear” and the late “Sam” which was his favorite coon hunting dog. Dale loved the outdoors. He was an avid outdoorsman, always keeping up with each hunting season. He especially loved deer hunting, fishing, and coon hunting with his son, daughters, and brothers. Dale was always busy tinkering at home whether it was cutting wood to heat his home or working on his vehicles. Dale was very mechanically inclined and could fix almost anything. Dale was a good carpenter. He took pride in remodeling his home and building his garage to store his boat and ATV’s.

Dale will be remembered as a hard-worker, kind-hearted, fun-loving guy. You could always count on Dale to help a person with anything.

He is survived by his loving parents Josephine “Joann” Buchta of Long Prairie, MN and Edward “Elroy” Buchta Jr. of International Falls, MN. Dale’s surviving siblings are: Dennis Buchta of Long Prairie, MN, Susan (Lance) Spychalla of Osakis, MN, David Buchta of Long Prairie, MN, Frank Buchta, Carlos, MN and Jeffrey Buchta of Two Harbors, MN. His surviving children are Tamara (Jon) Boeckermann of Farming, MN, Jessica (Jordan) Priem of Detroit Lakes, MN and Thomas Buchta of Clarissa, MN. Surviving grandchildren are Maddison and Lane Boeckermann. Dale is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Eli & Gertrude Bartylla, Edward & RoDema Buchta, along with Uncles Marthardy “Matt” Bartylla, Dennis Bartylla & Everett Carlson and Aunts Mrs. Eugene Mikel “Betty” (Bartylla) and Pearl Bartylla.

Dale will be sadly missed!